English For Writing Research Papers Ebook

Table of contents

1. Subject Lines
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2. Beginnings and Endings
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3. Structuring the Content of an Email
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4. Requests and Replies
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5. Building a Relationship and Deciding the Level of Formality
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6. Requesting and Writing an Informal Review of a Colleague’s Work
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7. Writing a Peer Review
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8. Writing a Reply to the Reviewers’ Reports
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9. Communicating with the Editor
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10. Preparing for and Setting Up a Phone Call
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11. Leaving a Telephone Message
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12. Conference Calls
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13. How to Improve Your Understanding of Native English Speakers
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14. What to Do if You Don’t Understand What Someone Says
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15. How to Improve Your Pronunciation
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16. Exploiting Audiovisual Resources
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17. Preparing for Social Events
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18. Introducing Yourself and Conducting One-to-One Meetings
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19. How to Have Successful Social Conversations
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20. Tense Usage
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21. Using Google to Reduce Mistakes in Your English
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22. Email
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23. Dealing with Reviews, Referees, and Editors
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24. Telephoning
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25. Understanding Native Speakers
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26. Socializing
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Keywords:Education, Language Education, Humanities, general

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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.

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