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Author Wallwork, Adrian.

Title 100 tips to avoid mistakes in academic writing and presenting Adrian Wallwork, Anna Southern.

Published Cham : Springer, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series English for academic research
English for academic research.
Notes Includes index.
Contents Intro -- Introduction to the Book -- Who is this book for? -- What kinds of written mistakes does the book focus on? -- How is the book structured? -- Free downloadable materials -- Contents -- Chapter 1: Research Papers: Titles and Abstracts -- 1 Whole paper: Concentrate above all on readability -- grammar is generally less important. -- 2 Titles: Ensure your title as specific as possible. Delete unnecessary words. -- 3 Titles: Avoid 'clever' titles. -- 4 Abstracts: Be concise - especially in the first sentence. -- 5 Abstracts: Don't begin the abstract with non key words.
6 Abstracts: Make it clear why the purpose of your investigation is important. -- 7 Abstracts: Clearly differentiate between the state-of-the-art and what you did in your research. -- 8 Structured Abstracts - Background: Be careful of tense usage. -- 9 Abstracts: When writing a single paragraph, write it like a'structured abstract'. -- 10 Abstract and Introduction: Avoid the word'attempt' and avoid making bold statements beginning with 'this is the first ..."". -- Chapter 2: Research Papers: Introduction and Literature Review
11 Introduction: Avoid information that readers will already be very familiar with. -- 12 Introduction: Describe the structure of your paper in a way that enables readers to navigate the paper easily. -- 13 Review of the literature: prioritize clarity over consistency when deciding what tense to use. -- 14 Review of the Literature and Discussion: Think about whether the first few words of a sentence add value for the reader or not. Be as concise as possible. -- 15 Review of the literature and Discussion: Delete all unnecessary verbs. -- Chapter 3 Research Papers: Methods, Results, Tables
16 Methods: Use the past to describe what you did, but use the present to describe any protocols / regulations / typical steps. -- 17 Methods: Be careful to use the right tense in a which clause when a series of steps are being described. -- 18 Methods: Indicate the sequence of steps by putting firstly, secondly, finally etc at the beginning of the sentences. -- 19 Methods: Put the steps in chronological order. Put dates at the beginning.
20 Results: Ensure the reader understands whether you are talking about your results or what has already been established by others. Generally speaking, use the past tense to report your results. -- 21 Results: Do not write long descriptions of your results if these could easily be put in a table. And do not repeat information that is clearly shown in a table, instead interpret it. -- 22 Tables: Use the simple present to describe what the table does, and the past to discuss what the table shows. -- 23 Tables: In captions, and when referring to figures and tables, use the least words possible.
Summary This book contains one hundred typical mistakes relating to papers, proposals, oral presentations, and correspondence with editors (e.g. journal submissions), reviewers (rebuttal letters), and editing agencies. The book is primarily intended for non-native English speaking researchers. However, it is also useful for editing agencies in order to help new or inexperienced editors spot the kinds of mistakes they need to correct in order to ensure their clients successfully have their papers published. Each section of a paper is covered separately: titles and abstracts; introduction and literature review; methods, results and tables; discussion and conclusions. Teachers of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) will learn which areas of writing and grammar to focus on including readability, word order, sentence length, paragraphing, ambiguity and punctuation. The last section in the book highlights the key areas where presenters make the most mistakes in terms of the use of English. Other books in this series: English for Writing Research Papers English for Presentations at International Conferences English for Academic Research: Grammar, Usage and Style English for Academic Correspondence English for Academic CVs, Resumes, and Online Profiles English for Academic Research: Writing Exercises English for Academic Research: Grammar Exercises English for Academic Research: Vocabulary Exercises English for Academic Research: A Guide for Teachers.
Other author Southern, Anna.
Subject Academic writing.
English language -- Rhetoric.
English language -- Technical English.
Electronic books.
Variant Title One hundred tips to avoid mistakes in academic writing and presenting
ISBN 9783030442149 (electronic bk.)
3030442144 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-030-44214-9

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