English for Writing Research Papers

English for Writing Research Papers

This guide is based on a study of over 1000 manuscripts and reviewers' reports revealing why papers written by non-native researchers are often rejected due to problems with English usage and poor structure and content.

Author: Adrian Wallwork

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319260945

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 377

View: 495

Publishing your research in an international journal is key to your success in academia. This guide is based on a study of over 1000 manuscripts and reviewers' reports revealing why papers written by non-native researchers are often rejected due to problems with English usage and poor structure and content. With easy-to-follow rules and tips, and examples taken from published and unpublished papers, you will learn how to: prepare and structure a manuscript increase readability and reduce the number of mistakes you make in English by writing concisely, with no redundancy and no ambiguity write a title and an abstract that will attract attention and be read decide what to include in the various parts of the paper (Introduction, Methodology, Discussion etc) highlight your claims and contribution avoid plagiarism discuss the limitations of your research choose the correct tenses and style satisfy the requirements of editors and reviewers This new edition contains over 40% new material, including two new chapters, stimulating factoids, and discussion points both for self-study and in-class use. EAP teachers will find this book to be a great source of tips for training students, and for preparing both instructive and entertaining lessons. Other books in the series cover: presentations at international conferences; academic correspondence; English grammar, usage and style; interacting on campus, plus exercise books and a teacher's guide to the whole series. Please visit http://www.springer.com/series/13913 for a full list of titles in the series. Adrian Wallwork is the author of more than 30 ELT and EAP textbooks. He has trained several thousand PhD students and academics from 35 countries to write research papers, prepare presentations, and communicate with editors, referees and fellow researchers.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

English for Academic Research Writing Exercises

English for Academic Research  Writing Exercises

This book is based on a study of referees' reports and letters from journal editors on reasons why papers written by non-native researchers are rejected due to problems with English (long sentences, redundancy, poor structure etc).

Author: Adrian Wallwork

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461442974

Category: Education

Page: 190

View: 938

This book is based on a study of referees' reports and letters from journal editors on reasons why papers written by non-native researchers are rejected due to problems with English (long sentences, redundancy, poor structure etc). It draws on English-related errors from around 5000 papers written by non-native authors, around 3000 emails, 500 abstracts by PhD students, and over 1000 hours of teaching researchers how to write and present research papers. The exercises are organized into ten chapters on: punctuation and spelling word order writing short sentences and paragraphs link words - connecting phrases and sentences together being concise and removing redundancy ambiguity and political correctness paraphrasing and avoiding plagiarism defining, comparing, evaluating and highlighting anticipating possible objections, indicating level of certainty, discussion limitations, hedging, future work writing each section of a paper Some exercises require no actual writing but simply choosing between various options, thus facilitating self-study, e-reading and rapid progress. In those exercises where extended writing is required, model answers are given. Exercise types are repeated for different contexts, for example the importance of being concise is tested for use in papers, referees' reports, and emails of various types. Such repetition of similar types of exercises is design ed to facilitate revision. The exercises can also be integrated into English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English for Special Purposes (ESP) courses at universities and research institutes. The book can be used in conjunction with the other exercise books in the series and is cross-referenced to: English for Research: Usage, Style, and Grammar English for Writing Research Papers
Categories: Education

Writing Research Papers

Writing Research Papers

Writing Research Papers is a new title in the successful Macmillan Writing Series. It introduces students to academic writing and shows them how to research an academic essay, cite references and put a paper together.

Author: Dorothy E. Zemach

Publisher: Macmillan Elt

ISBN: 0230421946

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

View: 334

Writing Research Papers is a new title in the successful Macmillan Writing Series. It introduces students to academic writing and shows them how to research an academic essay, cite references and put a paper together.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Writing and Publishing Science Research Papers in English

Writing and Publishing Science Research Papers in English

This book provides a comprehensive review of the current knowledge on writing and publishing scientific research papers and the social contexts.

Author: Karen Englander

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9400777132

Category: Education

Page: 90

View: 108

This book provides a comprehensive review of the current knowledge on writing and publishing scientific research papers and the social contexts. It deals with both English and non-Anglophone science writers, and presents a global perspective and an international focus. The book collects and synthesizes research from a range of disciplines, including applied linguistics, the sociology of science, sociolinguistics, bibliometrics, composition studies, and science education. This multidisciplinary approach helps the reader gain a solid understanding of the subject. Divided into three parts, the book considers the context of scientific papers, the text itself, and the people involved. It explains how the typical sections of scientific papers are structured. Standard English scientific writing style is also compared with science papers written in other languages. The book discusses the strengths and challenges faced by people with different degrees of science writing expertise and the role of journal editors and reviewers.
Categories: Education

English for Academic Research Grammar Usage and Style

English for Academic Research  Grammar  Usage and Style

This guide is based on a study of referees' reports and letters from journal editors on the reasons why papers written by non-native researchers are rejected due to problems with English usage, style and grammar.

Author: Adrian Wallwork

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461415930

Category: Education

Page: 252

View: 802

This guide is based on a study of referees' reports and letters from journal editors on the reasons why papers written by non-native researchers are rejected due to problems with English usage, style and grammar. It draws on English-related errors from around 5000 papers written by non-native authors, 500 abstracts by PhD students, and over 1000 hours of teaching researchers how to write and present research papers. English for Academic Research: Usage, Style, and Grammar covers those areas of English usage that typically cause researchers difficulty: articles (a/an, the), uncountable nouns, tenses (e.g., simple present, simple past, present perfect), modal verbs, active vs. passive form, relative clauses, infinitive vs. -ing form, the genitive, noun strings, link words (e.g., moreover, in addition), quantifiers (e.g., each vs. every), word order, prepositions, acronyms, abbreviations, numbers and measurements, punctuation, and spelling. Due to its focus on the specific errors that repeatedly appear in papers written by non-native authors, this manual is an ideal study guide for use in universities and research institutes. The book is cross-referenced with the following titles: • English for Academic Research: Grammar Exercises • English for Academic Research: Vocabulary Exercises • English for Academic Research: Writing Exercises • English for Writing Research Papers Adrian Wallwork is the author of more than 30 English Language Teaching (ELT) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) textbooks. He has trained several thousand PhD students and researchers from 40 countries to prepare and give presentations. Since 1984 he has been revising research manuscripts through his own proofreading and editing service.
Categories: Education

100 Tips to Avoid Mistakes in Academic Writing and Presenting

100 Tips to Avoid Mistakes in Academic Writing and Presenting

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.

Author: Adrian Wallwork

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030442149

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 156

View: 249

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
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

English for Academic Correspondence and Socializing

English for Academic Correspondence and Socializing

English for Academic Correspondence and Socializing is the first ever book of its kind specifically written for researchers of all disciplines whose first language is not English.

Author: Adrian Wallwork

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441994017

Category: Education

Page: 326

View: 861

English for Academic Correspondence and Socializing is the first ever book of its kind specifically written for researchers of all disciplines whose first language is not English. With easy-to-follow rules and tips, and with authentic examples taken from real emails, referee's reports and cover letters, you will learn how to: • use strategies for understanding native speakers of English • significantly improve your listening skills • organize one-to-one meetings • feel confident at social events • manage and participate in a successful conversation • write effective emails • review other people's manuscripts - formally and informally • reply effectively and constructively to referees' reports • write cover letters to editors • use the telephone and Skype • participate in (video) conference calls • exploit standard English phrases Other books in the series: English for Presentations at International Conferences English for Writing Research Papers English for Research: Usage, Style, and Grammar English for Academic Research: Grammar Exercises English for Academic Research: Vocabulary Exercises English for Academic Research: Writing Exercises
Categories: Education

English for Academic Research Grammar Exercises

English for Academic Research  Grammar Exercises

This book is based on a study of referees' reports and letters from journal editors on reasons why papers written by non-native researchers are rejected due to problems with English grammar.

Author: Adrian Wallwork

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461442882

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 409

This book is based on a study of referees' reports and letters from journal editors on reasons why papers written by non-native researchers are rejected due to problems with English grammar. It draws on English-related errors from around 5000 papers written by non-native authors, several hundred emails, 500 abstracts by PhD students, and over 1000 hours of teaching researchers how to write and present research papers. The exercises include the following areas: active vs passive, use of we articles (a/an, the, zero) and quantifiers (some, any, few etc) conditionals and modals countable and uncountable nouns genitive infinitive vs -ing form numbers, acronyms, abbreviations relative clauses and which vs that tenses (e.g. simple present, simple past, present perfect) word order Exercise types are repeated for different contexts. For example, the difference between the simple present, present perfect and simple past is tested for use in papers, referees' reports, and emails of various types. Such repetition of similar types of exercises is perfect for revision purposes. English for Academic Research: Grammar Exercises is designed for self-study and there is a key to all exercises. Most exercises require no actual writing but simply choosing between various options, thus facilitating e-reading and rapid progress. The exercises can also be integrated into English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English for Special Purposes (ESP) courses at universities and research institutes. The book can be used in conjunction with the other exercise books in the series and is cross-referenced to: English for Research: Usage, Style, and Grammar English for Writing Research Papers English for Academic Correspondence and Socializing Adrian Wallwork is the author of around 30 ELT and EAP textbooks. He has trained several thousand PhD students from 35 countries to write and present academic work.
Categories: Education

English for Academic Research A Guide for Teachers

English for Academic Research  A Guide for Teachers

This guide is part of the English for Academic Research series. Part 1 of the book sheds light on the world of academia, the writing of research papers, and the role of journal editors and reviewers.

Author: Adrian Wallwork

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319326870

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

View: 338

Scientific English is possibly the most rewarding area of EFL teaching. It differs from English for Academic Purposes (EAP) as it is directed to a much smaller audience: PhD and postdoc students. Courses on Scientific English are held in universities throughout the world, yet there is very little support for teachers in understanding what to teach andhow to teach it. This guide is part of the English for Academic Research series. Part 1 of the book sheds light on the world of academia, the writing of research papers, and the role of journal editors and reviewers. Part 2 gives practical suggestions on how to help your students improve their presentation skills. In Part 3 you will learn how to teach academic skills using nonacademic examples. Parts 1-3 are thus useful for anyone involved in teaching academic English, whether they have used the other books in the series or not. Part 4 suggests two syllabuses for teaching writing and presenting skills, based on the two core books: English for Writing Research Papers English for Presentations at International Conferences This book will help you i) understand the world of your students (i.e. academic research),ii) plan courses, and iii) exploit the What's the Buzz? sections in the books on Writing, Presentations, Correspondence and Interacting on Campus. Adrian Wallwork has written over 30 books covering General English (Cambridge University Press, Scholastic), Business English (Oxford University Press), and Scientific English (Springer). He has trained several thousand PhD students from all over the world to write and present their research. Adrian also runs a scientific editing service: English forAcademics (E4AC).
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

English for Writing Research Papers

English for Writing Research Papers

Some researchers find it much easier to write a paper if they have already written notes in English throughout the research project.

Author: Adrian Wallwork

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1441979220

Category: Education

Page: 325

View: 629

Publishing your research in an international journal is key to your success in academia. This guide is based on a study of referees' reports and letters from journal editors on reasons why papers written by non-native researchers are rejected due to problems with English usage. It draws on English-related errors from around 5000 papers written by non-native authors, 500 abstracts by PhD students, and over 1000 hours of teaching researchers how to write and present research papers. With easy-to-follow rules and tips, and with examples taken from published and unpublished papers, you will learn how to: prepare and structure a manuscript increase readability and reduce the number of mistakes you make in English by writing concisely, with no redundancy and no ambiguity plan and organize your paper, and structure each paragraph and each sentence so that the reader can easily follow the logical build-up towards various conclusions write a title and an abstract that will attract attention and be read decide what to include in the various parts of the paper (Introduction, Methodology, Discussion etc) select from over 700 useful phrases highlight your claims and contribution avoid plagiarism and make it 100% clear whether you are referring to your own work or someone else’s choose the correct tenses and style (active or passive) Other books in the series: English for Presentations at International Conferences English for Academic Correspondence and Socializing English for Research: Usage, Style, and Grammar English for Academic Research: Grammar / Vocabulary / Writing Exercises Adrian Wallwork is the author of more than 20 ELT and EAP textbooks. He has trained several thousand PhD students and academics from 35 countries to prepare and give presentations. Since 1984 he has been revising research papers, and in 2009 he set up englishforacademics.com – a proofreading and editing service specifically for researchers.
Categories: Education

English for Academic Correspondence

English for Academic Correspondence

Written specifically for researchers of all disciplines whose first language is not English, this guide presents easy-to-follow rules and tips, along with authentic examples taken from real emails, referees' reports and cover letters, will ...

Author: Adrian Wallwork

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319264356

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

View: 405

Written specifically for researchers of all disciplines whose first language is not English, this guide presents easy-to-follow rules and tips, along with authentic examples taken from real emails, referees' reports and cover letters, will show you how to: write effective emails (subject lines, structure, requests, level of formality) review other people's manuscripts reply effectively and constructively to referees' reports correspond with editors write letters regarding summer schools, internships, and PhD and postdoc programs write reference letters This new edition contains over 40% new material, including stimulating factoids and discussion points both for self-study and in-class use, as well as suggestions for drafting proposals for research projects and writing research statements. EAP teachers will find this book to be a great source of tips for training students, and for providing both instructive and entertaining lessons. Other books in the series cover: writing research papers; presentations at international conferences; English grammar, usage and style; and interacting on campus; plus exercise books and a teacher's guide to the whole series. Please visit http://www.springer.com/series/13913 for a full list of titles in the series.Adrian Wallwork is the author of more than 30 ELT and EAP textbooks. He has trained several thousand PhD students and academics from 35 countries to write research papers, prepare presentations, and communicate with editors, referees and fellow researchers.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing Scientific Papers in English Successfully

Writing Scientific Papers in English Successfully

This strategy can help both non-natives attempting to overcome the language barrier and native speakers of English ... This book is divided into two parts: the first part provides the theoretical foundations of scientific writing.

Author: Ethel Schuster Editor

Publisher: Hyprtek.Com, Incorporated

ISBN: 8588533979

Category: Communication in science

Page: 194

View: 119

"Having to communicate in English is necessary in today's world. English is the lingua franca of science, and of the speedy communications we depend on, namely the Internet, the World Wide Web, social media, crowdsourcing, and other information-sharing resources. The challenge to produce well-written papers is especially hard for non-native speakers of English, the majority of scientists around the world. Effective scientific writing requires both mastery of the English language and proficiency in the specific academic genre ... We have developed a strategy to tackle the problems faced by writers who are new to the scientific writing genre and style. This strategy can help both non-natives attempting to overcome the language barrier and native speakers of English ... This book is divided into two parts: the first part provides the theoretical foundations of scientific writing. The second part details the strategies, techniques, and tools that are at the heart of our approach"--Preface
Categories: Communication in science

English for Research

English for Research

This guide is based on a study of referees' reports and letters from journal editors on the reasons why papers written by non-native researchers are rejected due to problems with English usage, style and grammar.

Author:

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1461415942

Category:

Page: 270

View: 108

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English for Presentations at International Conferences

English for Presentations at International Conferences

Good presentation skills are key to a successful career in academia. This guide provides examples taken from real presentations given both by native and non-native academics covering a wide variety of disciplines.

Author: Adrian Wallwork

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319263304

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 284

View: 754

Good presentation skills are key to a successful career in academia. This guide provides examples taken from real presentations given both by native and non-native academics covering a wide variety of disciplines. The easy-to-follow guidelines and tips will teach you how to: plan, prepare and practice a well-organized, interesting presentation avoid errors in English by using short easy-to-say sentences improve your English pronunciation and intonation gain confidence, and overcome nerves and embarrassment highlight the essential points you want your audience to remember attract and retain audience attention deal with questions from the audience This new edition contains several additional features, including stimulating factoids and discussion points both for self-study and in-class use. New chapters also cover: learning from talks on TED networking with potential collaborators, professors, fellow researchers interacting successfully with non-native audiences posters EAP teachers will find this book to be a great source of tips for training students, and for preparing both instructive and entertaining lessons. Other books in the series cover: writing research papers; English grammar, usage, and style; academic correspondence; interacting on campus; plus exercises books and a teacher's guide. Please visit http://www.springer.com/series/13913 for a full list of titles in the series. Adrian Wallwork is the author of more than 30 ELT and EAP textbooks. He has trained several thousand PhD students and academics from 35 countries to write research papers, prepare presentations, and communicate with editors, referees and fellow researchers.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing Research Papers

Writing Research Papers

Author: James D. Lester

Publisher: Pearson Scott Foresman

ISBN: UOM:39015002814914

Category: Academic writing

Page: 196

View: 171

Categories: Academic writing

Phrasebook for Writing Papers and Research in English

Phrasebook for Writing Papers and Research in English

These include subsections on for example Referring to Yourself, British and US Spellings, and Punctuating Quotations.The 4th edition also includes a University and Research Thesaurus to help you improve your academic vocabulary, as well as ...

Author: Stephen Howe

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1492959790

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 304

View: 737

The PhraseBook for Writing Papers and Research gives you a bank of over 5000 words and phrases to help you write, present and publish at university and research level in English. Phrases are divided into around 30 main sections, such as Introducing a Study, Arguing For and Against, Reviewing other Work, Summarizing and Conclusions. Many sections are further divided, for example the Relationship to Previous Work and the Limitations of Current Knowledge (see below for example phrases). Writing Help sections give advice on university and research writing in English, helping you to avoid many common errors. Main chapters include Style, Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar, Vocabulary, Numbers and Time. These include subsections on for example Referring to Yourself, British and US Spellings, and Punctuating Quotations. The 4th edition also includes a University and Research Thesaurus to help you improve your academic vocabulary, as well as a Glossary of University and Research Terminology. The PhraseBook is used in more than 30 countries in subjects ranging from Medicine, Engineering, Science and Technology to Law, Business and Economics, Geography, History, Sociology, Psychology, Language and Education. - Over 5000 words and phrases to help you write, present and publish in English -Written by PhD authors - Specially designed for non-native speakers - Suitable for university and research writing from student to researcher and faculty level - Includes most frequent words in academic English - Exercises for individual and classroom use - British and American English Example phrases Introducing your work The study will begin by outlining... This study addresses a number of issues... The following section sets out... ...to examine the research problem in detail ...to shed light on a number of problem areas in current theory The paper presented here is based in part on an earlier study Arguing for and against This becomes clear when one examines... This lends weight to the argument that... Support for this interpretation comes from... While it may well be valid that..., this study argues the importance of... A serious drawback of this approach is... One of the prime failings of this theory or explanation is... Reviewing other work X takes little or no account of... There is little evidence to suggest that... The study offers only cursory examination of... X gives a detailed if not always tenable analysis of... The authors' claim that...is not well founded. X's explanation is not implausible, if not entirely satisfactory. Analysis and explanation If, for the sake of argument, we assume... One of the most obvious consequences of...is... Although it may well be true that..., it is important not to overlook... It is important to distinguish carefully between... The extent to which this reflects...is unclear. A more plausible explanation for or of...would... The reason for...is unknown, but...has been suggested by X as a possible factor. Summary and conclusions Concluding this section, we can say that... Chapter X draws together the main findings of the paper. A number of key issues have been addressed in this study. This study has highlighted a number of problem areas in existing theory. While the initial findings are promising, further research is necessary. The results of this study suggest a number of new avenues for research.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Writing and Presenting in English

Writing and Presenting in English

This book will prove invaluable to all scientists, research fellows, post-docs, and graduate students whose first language is not English.

Author: Petey Young

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080469329

Category: Education

Page: 124

View: 527

The Rosetta Stone of Science is a useful and practical guide to presenting scientific research in the English language. It is written specifically for scientists who would like to improve the effectiveness with which they use the English language and improve their communicative skills in order to become published and develop more confidence in presenting their work at international conferences. Part 1 of the book covers the style preferred by today's leading journals, discusses how to prepare models for writing research papers, and provides advice for writing abstracts, proposals, and editing. Examples of cover letters are also given. Part 2 discusses the various arts and techniques used by successful presenters at scientific conferences. The content of the book is presented in a light, simple and informative manner making The Rosetta Stone of Science an entertaining and instructive read. This book will prove invaluable to all scientists, research fellows, post-docs, and graduate students whose first language is not English.
Categories: Education

Science Research Writing for Non native Speakers of English

Science Research Writing for Non native Speakers of English

Designed to enable non-native English speakers to write science research for publication in English, this book is intended as a do-it-yourself guide for those whose English language proficiency is above intermediate.

Author: Hilary Glasman-Deal

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781848163102

Category: Reference

Page: 257

View: 280

Designed to enable non-native English speakers to write science research for publication in English, this book is intended as a do-it-yourself guide for those whose English language proficiency is above intermediate. It guides them through the process of writing science research and also helps with writing a Master's or Doctoral thesis in English
Categories: Reference

Schaum s Quick Guide to Writing Great Research Papers

Schaum s Quick Guide to Writing Great Research Papers

A guide to writing a research paper that includes information on how to write a thesis statement, construct a logical paper, conduct online research, document sources, and avoid plagiarism.

Author: Laurie Rozakis

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 0071488480

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 193

View: 237

A guide to writing a research paper that includes information on how to write a thesis statement, construct a logical paper, conduct online research, document sources, and avoid plagiarism.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines