Learn the essentials of grammar to communicate effectively
What will you learn?
- An overview of grammar basics
- Key grammar elements and how to use them
- How to avoid making common grammar errors
- How to simplify and rewrite scientific concepts
The concept of ‘publish or perish’ has become a reality in academia. Apart from allowing researchers to make an impact in their field, it is also an essential requirement to advance your career. Researchers put in months working on their research and then translating it into a manuscript, but grammatical errors can annoy editors and derail you on the path to publishing success. Being able to communicate effectively is a key academic, personal, and professional skill, and this simple course presents you with the building blocks to polish and enhance your language and writing abilities.
This well-paced program is designed for researchers whose first language is not English, or those who need guidance regarding the grammar, usage, and style of academic English. It offers clear and concise discussions on the basics of English grammar, including how to avoid critical grammatical errors while constructing sentences. Toward the end of this course, you will be able to master grammar concepts and confidently communicate your ideas and thoughts when writing a research proposal, an assignment, or an academic paper.
What topics will you cover?
Lecture 1: Introduction
Lecture 2: Course objectives
Lecture 3: The sentence
Lecture 4: Parts of a sentence
Lecture 5: All about nouns
Lecture 6: Learning pronouns
Lecture 7: What are gerunds
Lecture 8: Verbs and tenses
Lecture 9: Adjectives and adverbs
Lecture 10: All about participles
Lecture 11: How to use prepositions
Lecture 12: Types of conjunctions
Lecture 13: Summary
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.