English for Academic Research

100 Tips to Avoid Mistakes in Academic Writing and Presenting

Authors: Wallwork, Adrian, Southern, Anna

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  • Prioritizes those mistakes that are likely to cause the most problems in terms of poor communication 
  • Focuses on modifications that increase readability and empathy for the reader
  • Focus on mistakes regarding general English rather than specifically academic English
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About this book

This book contains one hundred typical mistakes relating to papers, proposals, oral presentations, and correspondence with editors (e.g. journal submissions), reviewers (rebuttal letters), and editing agencies.

The book is primarily intended for non-native English speaking researchers. However, it is also useful for editing agencies in order to help new or inexperienced editors spot the kinds of mistakes they need to correct in order to ensure their clients successfully have their papers published. Each section of a paper is covered separately: titles and abstracts; introduction and literature review; methods, results and tables; discussion and conclusions.

Teachers of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) will learn which areas of writing and grammar to focus on including readability, word order, sentence length, paragraphing, ambiguity and punctuation. The last section in the book highlights the key areas where presenters make the most mistakes in terms of the use of English.

Other books in this series:

English for Writing Research Papers

English for Presentations at International Conferences

English for Academic Research: Grammar, Usage and Style

English for Academic Correspondence

English for Academic CVs, Resumes, and Online Profiles

English for Academic Research: Writing Exercises

English for Academic Research: Grammar Exercises

English for Academic Research: Vocabulary Exercises

English for Academic Research: A Guide for Teachers

About the authors

Adrian Wallwork is from Manchester (UK) but has spent most of his adult life in Italy. He has taught general and business English, along with academic English to international PhD students. He is the author and editor of the English for Academic Research series published by SpringerNature, along with several course books for OUP and CUP, six books for the BBC, Scholastic and BEP. His latest publications are a series of discussion resource books (https://tefldiscussions.com/). Adrian runs a scientific English editing agency (e4ac.com) with his wife Anna Southern.

Anna Southern has a BA Hons degree in French and Sociology, and postgraduate certificates in Development Studies, Public Health, and TEFL. She has worked as: a Project Manager for both the British Council and the United Nations, both in the UK and overseas; ii) a freelance researcher for Carlton Television and the charity Crisis; iii) a researcher and Project Manager for the British National Health Service. Her publication record includes four ESL books co-authored for the BBC, a photocopiable resource book co-authored for Scholastic, ten programme support guides for Carlton Television, two public reports for the charity Crisis, a community work guide for the National Health Service, a scientific paper for the International Journal of TB and Lung Disease, and a self-published novel entitled Not At Home.


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Chapter 1 Research Papers: Titles and Abstracts

    Pages 1-14

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  • Chapter 2 Research Papers: Introduction and Literature Review

    Pages 15-20

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  • Chapter 3 Research Papers: Methods, Results, Tables

    Pages 21-30

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  • Chapter 4 Research Papers: Discussion, Conclusions, Review Papers

    Pages 31-38

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  • Chapter 5 Readability and Avoiding Redundancy

    Pages 39-74

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Buy this book

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase and usable on all devices
  • Bulk discounts available
Softcover 23,91 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
100 Tips to Avoid Mistakes in Academic Writing and Presenting
Authors
Series Title
English for Academic Research
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-44214-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-44214-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-44213-2
Series ISSN
2625-3445
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 156
Number of Illustrations
13 illustrations in colour
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