How to avoid critical language errors in your research paper (text)

What will you learn?

  1. Understand what peer reviewers are looking for
  2. The types of common errors in research
  3. How to identify and fix key language flaws
  4. Tips on proofreading your research paper
  5. How to make your manuscript more readable and clear
  6. Write a well-structured winning manuscript with ease


Course Description

Did you know that language errors are one of the top reasons for journal rejection? This makes it critical for authors to ensure they produce an error-free manuscript. However, this can be a challenge, especially so if you are a first-time author or if English is not your first language.

Designed for young researchers, PhDs or anyone looking to get familiar with the world of academia, this program highlights why it is important to minimize errors with thorough checks and proofreading. It takes you through the types of language errors that can lead to rejection, and explains simple ways to eliminate these from your writing. The well-paced lectures within the course will also help to ensure your manuscript adheres to the high standards of prestigious academic journals and improve your chances of publication.


What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: What peer reviewers expect and why

Lecture 2: Distracter 1: Faulty logic

Lecture 3: Distracter 2: Complex writing style

Lecture 4: Distracter 3: Proofreading errors

Lecture 5: Conclusion


Your Instructor


Aparna Ayyar
Aparna Ayyar

Senior Writer & Editor. Aparna has been writing and editing content for various mediums including websites, magazines and coffee table books. She holds a Master’s degree in English Literature and is deeply passionate about reading. Her interest lies in current events and she loves reading about the latest research and experiments in science and technology.


Course Curriculum


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  Lesson 1 - What peer reviewers expect and why
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  Lesson 2 - Distracter 1: Faulty logic
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