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Writing skills

No matter how novel your research, or how much time you’ve invested in your work, you still need to pay attention to some basic writing rules if you want to get published.

Our writing skills modules contain some helpful advice so you can ensure poor use of language or sloppy article structure doesn’t let you down.

You will discover the 10 most common mistakes researchers make in their manuscripts, from ambiguity and inconsistency to incorrect referencing. And then, of course, there’s the ethics issue of plagiarism….

We also look at the topic of manuscript language in detail, and offer some advice on where you can find support to improve it.

Total Time
65+ hours
Complete
0 / 9
Language
  • English
  • Chinese (Traditional)

What you will learn

  • Information on common writing mistakes
  • Advice on how to avoid those errors
  • A guide to correct manuscript language
9 modules
1 h
Writing skills

How to prepare a proposal for a review article

At many journals, the process for submitting a review article is much different from the process for a research article: rather than uploading your research manuscript and clicking Submit, it might
10 m
Writing skills

如何使用恰當的學術語言

糟糕的語言品質可能會延後甚至造成稿件不被出版。若編輯們與審稿者們無法理解你的英文,他們將無法抓到你的研究重要影響或是訊息。即便你的研究能夠拓展新視野,糟糕的語言品質代表著你可能無法得到相對的認識。 
1 h
Writing skills

寫作技巧:如何進行跨學科論文寫作

隨著跨學科研究成為當前學術研究的一大趨勢,對研究者而言,很多時候研究話題並不局限於一個特定的研究領域。相比起普通的學術論文,跨學科研究面向更國際化也更廣泛多樣來自各學科領域的研究群體。在進行跨學科研究時,研究過程中的各個環節,從語言的運用、文章的架構到研究範圍的確定都對研究者提出了挑戰。 
60 h
Writing skills

寫作技巧:如何為論文寫一封有說服力的投稿信

投稿論文的時候如果沒有投稿信或者投稿信的內容不完整會影響到您投稿成功與否。一封有說服力的投稿信能夠有效地讓編輯了解您的研究,以及您的論文如何契合期刊的內容並推進學科的發展。 
30 m
Writing skills

Writing a persuasive cover letter for your manuscript

Submitting your manuscript without a cover letter or an incomplete one can impact the outcome of your submission.
1 h
Writing skills

How to turn your thesis into an article

The process of writing a manuscript is considerably different from the work undertaken for academic degree requirements.
45 m
Writing skills

5 Diseases ailing research – and how to cure them

Learn how you can avoid or be cured of the 5 diseases affecting academic writing and research.
40 m
Writing skills

Using proper manuscript language

Why poor manuscript language can prevent your research getting the recognition it deserves – and what you can do about it.
52 m
Writing skills

10 tips for writing a truly terrible journal article

These top tips on how NOT to write a research article will help you avoid some common pitfalls.