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Editing Tip: Avoiding Sentence Fragments

This article discusses how to avoid sentence fragments, which may confuse readers and be considered problematic by journal editors.

by Michaela Panter, PhD

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Editing Tip: Avoiding Noun String Overuse

  • Using nouns as adjectives can help save space in your writing
  • However, stacking nouns in a long string can create confusion for the reader

by Michaela Panter, PhD

3 min

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Editing Tip: Word Choice Suggestions

  • The English language contains hundreds of thousands of words, each with its own conventions of use
  • Confusion often arises with pairs like 'affect'/'effect' and terms like 'evidence' or 'research' that can be nouns or verbs

by Ben Mudrak, PhD

3 min

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Editing Tip: Alternative Words for "Main" or "Mainly"

  • "Main" and "mainly" are commonly confused words in English, although they should be used differently
  • "Main" describes something that is principal, while "mainly" equates more to "for the most part"
  • Several synonyms for each term can be used to add variety to a manuscript

by Jenna MacArthur, PhD

2 min

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Editing Tip: Attributive Nouns (or Adjective Nouns)

Attributive nouns are nouns serving as an adjective to describe another noun. They create flexibility with writing in English, but they can cause confusion and should be used purposefully.

by Ben Mudrak, PhD

2 min

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Editing Tip: Avoiding Preposition Overuse

As part of our advice about concise writing, this article shows the problems with too many prepositions in writing and demonstrates how to avoid their overuse.

by Michaela Panter, PhD

3 min

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Ways to Reduce the Word Count in an Abstract

Word limits can be frustrating, but there are several ways to reduce your abstract's word count in a pinch.

by Casi Newell, PhD

4 min

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3 Easy Ways to Reduce Word Counts in Your Research Paper

Here, we highlight three additional strategies for concise writing: eliminating unnecessary spaces, repetition of units, and wordy transitions.

by Michaela Panter, PhD

2 min

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Editing Tip: 'Respectively' Revisited

More information on how to use 'respectively.'

by Michaela Panter, PhD

3 min

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