Author: Jacqueline Chretien
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How to properly use articles (a, an, the) in your research papers.
In academic papers, introductory clauses are often used to emphasize the relationships between the ideas presented in two sentences or within a paragraph. These clauses can really help the flow of a paper, but their usage can be tricky. Here are a few commonly misused introductory clauses and examples of...
The words 'respectively' and 'namely' are very useful when providing specific information to the reader, but each is frequently misused. Here are some examples of how to use these terms correctly: Respectively This term should always be used for parallel lists (i.e., two lists with the same number of items),...
A lot of good writers use the semicolon well; a lot of bad writers abuse it. There’s one very common semicolon error; this one. – Ben Yagoda
Finding and eliminating inconsistencies in spacing, punctuation, abbreviation/acronym usage and so on can be one of the most frustrating and time-consuming parts of preparing a manuscript. In my experience, the find and replace tool in Microsoft Word can be very helpful in addressing these issues.