English for Writing Research Papers by Adrian Wallwork

By Adrian Wallwork

Publishing your examine in a world magazine is essential on your luck in academia. This advisor is predicated on a research of referees' experiences and letters from magazine editors on explanation why papers written via non-native researchers are rejected as a result of issues of English utilization. It attracts on English-related error from round 5000 papers written via non-native authors, 500 abstracts by means of PhD scholars, and over a thousand hours of training researchers tips on how to write and current study papers.

With easy-to-follow principles and information, and with examples taken from released and unpublished papers, you are going to learn the way to:

* organize and constitution a manuscript
* bring up clarity and decrease the variety of error you're making in English via writing concisely, with out redundancy and no ambiguity
* plan and manage your paper, and constitution each one paragraph and every sentence in order that the reader can simply stick with the logical build-up in the direction of a variety of conclusions
* write a identify and an summary that would allure cognizance and be read
* make a decision what to incorporate within the a variety of elements of the paper (Introduction, method, dialogue etc)
* choose from over seven-hundred priceless phrases
* spotlight your claims and contribution
* steer clear of plagiarism and make it a hundred% transparent even if you're bearing on your personal paintings or anyone else's
* decide on the right kind tenses and magnificence (active or passive)

The publication additionally comprises round seven-hundred important words to be used in any sort for examine paper.

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We examined a patient, who was 30 years old, to investigate whether … S7. We examined a 30-year-old patient to investigate whether … S6, which uses a relative clause, is a possible replacement for S5, but S7 is the best solution. Note that in S7 the word year is in the singular. This is because year functions as an adjective that describes a noun (patient). Similarly, we say a three-meter tube, a ten-kilometer journey. Note also the use of hyphens when nouns are used to modify other nouns. However, do not worry about this aspect, many native speakers also make mistakes with hyphens and referees are very unlikely to make comments if you make mistakes in this area.

There are no journals, as far as I know, that are easier to write for in terms of level of English required. 16 How to keep the referees happy (1) Remember that a referee has no obligation to review your paper Referees review manuscripts in their own time and have no direct financial reward for doing so. So do everything you can to make the referee’s work easier and more pleasurable – clear English, clear layout, clear tables etc. By doing so you will increase the chances of your paper being accepted.

S1 is thus correct, but S2 is not a possible construction in English. This is an interesting paper. *This is a paper particularly interesting for PhD students. If you want to put the adjective after the noun, you have to change the construction. S3. This paper is particularly interesting for PhD students. S4. This is a paper that is particularly interesting for PhD students. 2). Likewise, S5 below, is wrong because the description comes after the noun it refers to and no relative clause has been used.

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