Writing a research paper in English: Tips for ESL authors

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David Kipler

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Do you feel that because of the language barrier, peer reviewers and readers do not understand your intended meaning or the essence of your study findings? Have you received peer reviewer comments suggesting that your manuscript should be revised by a native English speaker? In this session, you will receive tips on how you can improve your manuscript quality by writing clear and concise scientific English. Who is this for? Researchers who want to improve their English writing skills in order to reach an international audience. Why should you attend? Authors whose native language is not English often become anxious when peer reviewers comment that their papers need to be revised or rewritten for better readability and clarity. In this webinar, you will learn to avoid common errors in science writing and ensure that your text is correct, concise, and clear. The instructor will focus on basic principles of good science writing and share important language tips that will help you communicate your work effectively. The session will include an editing activity, to help you understand the process of revising science writing. Topics to be covered: •What are the characteristics of good science writing? •Exercise: editing a descriptive abstract Identifying and correcting errors •Finding the right expression: Google Scholar Useful search strategies

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