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How to avoid common English grammar mistakes in your research paper

What will you learn?

  1. Common grammar errors in scientific writing
  2. How to use pronouns and verbs correctly
  3. The right way to use modifiers in a sentence
  4. How to avoid misplaced or dangling modifiers
  5. The precise use of voices and tenses in writing
  6. How to eliminate critical grammar mistakes


Course Description

Writing a research paper for a top international journal can be stressful, especially if English is not your primary language. In fact, basic language errors in your work will irritate your readers, damage your credibility, and put an end to your publishing dreams. Wouldn’t it be great if you could just know what kind of mistakes to look for in your manuscript with quick ways to fix it? This course introduces you to the building blocks of English, which will help you polish your academic writing.

This well-paced video program introduces you to the most common grammar mistakes in scientific writing, with advice on how to identify these flaws. It also uses descriptive examples to explain the right way to use nouns, pronouns, verbs, modifiers, voice, and tenses when writing your paper. The lectures are accompanied by quick assessments to ensure you understand the concepts and are able to correctly apply them to your writing. By the end of this course, you will be able to deliver clear, error-free manuscript that will keep the readers engaged and impress editors.


What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: Introduction

Lecture 2: Objectives

Lecture 3: Problems Using Nouns

Lecture 4: Problems Using Pronouns

Lecture 5: Problems Using Verbs

Lecture 6: Problems Using Modifiers

Lecture 7: Passive and Active Wording

Lecture 8: Precise Use of Tenses

Lecture 9: Use of Present Tense

Lecture 10: Use of Past Tense

Lecture 11: Summary


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


  How to avoid common English grammar mistakes in your research paper
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