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.
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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
Many dread the writing part. That’s because they try to write and edit at the same time.
Don’t do that! Writing is really just about producing material to work with in the editing phase!
Continue reading Writing Phase: NO HESITATION! NO REMORSE! NO RAGRETS!
Because title and abstract are very brief and usually added at the very end of the writing process, they often don’t get sufficient attention from the authors. But you can’t underestimate the importance of these parts.
Your readers are very busy professionals who are looking through lists of search results. So the title and – if the title caught the attention of the reader – the abstract are the first things the readers will see.
So you are supposed to ‘lure’ the reader in – without ‘click-baiting’, of course. The readers need to be able to quickly decide whether the content of the paper will be relevant to them, and you don’t want to disappoint them.
Continue reading How to Write the Abstract and Title for your Research Paper