How To Avoid Grammatical Errors In Research Paper?

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How To Avoid Grammatical Errors In Research Paper?

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Get expert advice, easy examples and quick assessments to help you create a grammatically correct manuscript that increases your chance of journal acceptance.

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What 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.

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Dr. Christina Cho, Cancer biologist, Freelance scientific and medical writer Christina Cho, PhD is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, and is investigating the molecular mechanisms driving the development and progression of colorectal and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas. She’s spent the last ten years working in academic research, developing a range of skills that will help her lead a research laboratory. Her skills include the ability to independently develop and execute experiments, lead research projects, teach and train junior postdocs and students, write manuscripts and grants, and give oral presentations in both intramural and extramural conferences.

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Part of Cactus Communications’ R ecosystem of tools and solutions for researchers, 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…

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