At the end of July, we completed the #scientificwritingtips monthly project on Facebook where we shared some helpful advice on writing research papers. The two that received the most likes were: advice #19: Never use the passive where you can use the active; followed by tip #15: Never use a long word where a short one will do.
Due to the fact that the campaign was warmly received, we are starting a new series about scientific writing from today. It will be a longer series on useful phrases that can be used in academic papers. Based on materials from the Springer publishing house and other sources, each week we will publish one phrase per day. In total, we will share 392 of those from 56 categories! To name just several categories:
1. Establishing why your topic (X) is important
2. Outlining the past-present history of the study of X (no direct references to the literature)
3. Outlining the possible future of X
10. Reviewing past literature
11. Reviewing subsequent and more recent literature
17. Describing purpose of testing / methods used
29. Describing benefits of your method, equipment etc.
32. Reporting results from questionnaires and interviews
39. Expressing caution regarding the interpretation of results
45. Announcing your conclusions and summarizing content
49. Outlining possible applications and implications of your work
53. Referring to tables and figures, and to their implications
Expressions that will appear on our fanpage will certainly contribute to the significant improvement of the language and style of scientific papers written in English will positively affect the overall fluency of the texts and their reception by native speakers of English – especially those representing the academic community.
We hope that our new series will meet with an equally enthusiastic reception. As always, we will be very grateful for your feedback.
We also recommend that you read the article on writing an abstract prepared by our research team, which was published in the “Medical Science Pulse” quarterly.
More advice you can find here!
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