How to avoid common English grammar mistakes in your research paper
What will you learn?
- Common grammar errors in scientific writing
- How to use pronouns and verbs correctly
- The right way to use modifiers in a sentence
- How to avoid misplaced or dangling modifiers
- The precise use of voices and tenses in writing
- How to eliminate critical grammar mistakes
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
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