Predictability makes a text and the logic in it easier to follow and thus more engaging. That’s why the most popular music is very predictable with lots of repetition and clear unchanging rhythms.
A means to add predictability to your text is by applying Parallelism. Here, joined ideas and elements of lists follow the same syntax.
Continue reading Parallelism in Academic Writing
Verbs play a major role in making your text more engaging because they describe actions. In this video, I talk about which bad writing habits regarding verbs you should avoid. The editing examples address multiple issues.
Continue reading Use strong verbs!
Word or character limits are there for a reason. The journals want to nudge the authors to keep it concise. So far, we paid attention to which information goes into your text; ensuring that there is no unnecessary and distracting information.
But conciseness also lies within the wording. So, we also look at sentences, phrases, and words to free your text from the noise that is obscuring the information you want to convey.
Continue reading Editing for Brevity
When I talk about writing research papers with the target audience in mind I am not talking about pandering. I am talking about choosing the appropriate words, framing and story to make it interesting and accessible to the people I want to read and cite my work.
Continue reading Yes, Academics Need to Consider their Target Audience.
Following your YOLO-Writing-Phase it’s time to edit! First, make sure the text follows the recommendations given in the videos on the different sections. Then look at the paragraphs! I explain the role of paragraphs and what you should pay attention to when editing them.
Continue reading Editing Paragraphs in a Scientific Research Paper