How To Use The Internet To Communicate Your Research Better

What will you learn?

  1. How to articulate and communicate better with precise language
  2. How to select the right words and style for research writing
  3. Accepted use of abbreviations and acronyms in your research paper
  4. How to identify and avoid superfluous words in your manuscript
  5. The correct usage of confusing word pairs in English
  6. Commonly misused adjectives, nouns, verb, and prepositions

Course Description

Scientific writing is all about clarity and precision. Using the right vocabulary and style are key to create a well-crafted scientific manuscript that correctly conveys the intended meaning to your audience. However, English comes with rules that can confuse even those well-acquainted with the language.

Through this well-paced program, you will discover the universally accepted standards of writing in English, and will also be able to identify and fix the commonly misused words in scientific writing. The lessons include detailed explanations on grammar, style and language, with detailed examples to help you understand the nuances, and quick tests to check your understanding. By the end of this course, you will be able to eliminate word-choice errors in your scientific writing and create a publishing-worthy manuscript.

What topics will you cover?

  1. Introduction
  2. Objectives of the course
  3. Advantages of the internet
  4. Disadvantages of the internet
  5. Citing internet sources
  6. Major forms of internet resources
  7. Open access: An overview
  8. Benefits of open access
  9. Providing open access
  10. Disadvantages of open access
  11. Summary
  12. Further reading

Course Narrator:

Harold Swindall, Academic Trainer

Hal Swindall holds a master's in English and a PhD in comparative literature. For 25 years, he has taught, edited, and researched in East Asia besides scholarly visits to Europe. Presently he works as an English teacher trainer at the University of Malaya in Malaysia, mainly teaching academic writing and research to graduates and supervising TESL theses. Hal has also designed and conducted English academic writing workshops for non-native English speakers, and is performing mixed-method research in this area. Besides all that, he has 25 years of experience in a variety of editing and has helped many scholars publish in major journals. He believes in giving every aspiring researcher the attention and help they need to realize their goals. Hal's languages include French and Italian, besides Chinese, and he has published on such wide-ranging topics as Buddhist art and Chinese poetry, but his dissertation research was on late nineteenth-century artistic prose.

Your Instructor

R Upskill
R Upskill

Part of Cactus Communications’ R ecosystem of tools and solutions for researchers, R Upskill is a learning platform that comprises of the largest collection of researcher-focused programs, developed by top academic experts. Learn anytime, anywhere with bite-sized online programs on research writing, journal publication, career development, science communication, funding, researcher wellness, and more. Our multi-format programs come with expert advice, practical examples, and a certificate on course completion, which allow researchers to apply what they’ve learnt to excel in real-world scenarios. Trusted by top academic institutions, and over 15,000 researchers, R Upskill empowers researchers to master new skills on the path to all-round researcher success.

Course Curriculum

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