By Charlesworth Author Services on 27 October, 2021

Strategies for writing the Results section in a scientific paper

It is important to know how best to present your results in a manner that is clear, concise and engaging. This article shares a few strategies on the best ways to present your data as a STEM researcher.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 27 October, 2021

Tips for writing the Results section in a scientific paper

The Results section of your paper or thesis is vital as it clearly explains to the reader what tests you did and the results you obtained from these tests. This article highlights five top tips for writing up and presenting quantitative results and data.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 28 October, 2021

PhD Writing 1: Things you should do in preparation for writing your thesis

It is important, at all stages of the PhD, to ensure that you have done the necessary preparatory work before you even sit down to write. This article shares the three most important things you need to do in preparation for writing your thesis. 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 28 October, 2021

PhD Writing 2: How to improve your writing skills in preparation for writing your thesis

Writing a thesis is a substantial undertaking. You may worry about many aspects of it, like whether you have done enough reading or gathered enough data. However, the final worry is how to actually write it. This article discusses three of the best writing practices to help you prepare for writing your thesis.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 10 November, 2021

From Writing to Submission 1: Checklist for Writing and Submitting a Quality Scientific Article

Many necessary elements go into the creation and composition of quality scientific articles. Here is an expanded checklist with 15 actionable items that will help you submit a quality article to your target journal.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 10 November, 2021

From Writing to Submission 2: Preparing to Write Your Manuscript

Conducting advance preparation of the constituent elements of a paper will not only save time but also reduce frustration and fatigue, and enhance the overall writing process. Here are some things to consider as you prepare to write your manuscript.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 10 November, 2021

From Writing to Submission 3: Simple Strategies to Make Your Scientific Article (Read) Better

Your writing and writing style should serve to make the presentation clearer and the article better. Here are pointers on writing style for scientific publishing, which will not only help you transfer knowledge more effectively but also make you stand out as an author people want to read.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 11 November, 2021

PhD Writing 3: How to write the introduction chapter of a thesis

The introduction chapter of a PhD thesis is one of the most important sections as it lays the groundwork for the following chapters and offers a first impression of the rest of the research that you are about to share. This article discusses some of the key things to consider as you write your introduction.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 11 November, 2021

How to write the analysis and discussion chapters in qualitative (SSAH) research

The analysis/discussion chapters are less clearly defined in Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (SSAH) than they are in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). This article looks at some useful approaches to writing the analysis and discussion chapters in qualitative/SSAH research.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 15 November, 2021

Your writing toolbox: Three types of apps to support your writing

There are myriad tools available that claim to help you write. In this article, we’ve sorted through the many options to recommend our three favourite types of app to help you write more effectively and efficiently.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 15 November, 2021

Key differences between a citation and a reference

This article discusses the key differences between a citation and a reference in an academic paper. To clearly illustrate the difference, it also provides relevant examples.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 16 November, 2021

From Writing to Submission 4: Tips for Proofreading and Editing Your Paper

Proofreading and editing your work is an essential final step to completing your written piece. Here are some tips for you to keep in mind next time you conduct final checks on your work.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 16 November, 2021

PhD Writing 4: How to write the conclusion chapter of your thesis

Writing the conclusion to your PhD thesis can be daunting. How are you meant to draw together more than three years’ worth of work into one concise chapter, and make those wider conclusive points that have been on the periphery of your research throughout your PhD? Here are some useful tips for writing a PhD thesis conclusion, whether your field of research is in Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine (STEM) or Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities (SSAH). 

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 17 November, 2021

Continuous Learning 1: Actions for Becoming a Successful Academic Author

Many resources exist to help authors with preparing their papers; few provide insight into some subtle yet essential characteristics of successful academic writing. This article looks at some of those essential subtle elements that will help you succeed.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 17 November, 2021

Continuous Learning 2: Methods to Keep up with the Latest Literature

The amount of literature in all fields is growing at an exponential rate. How can you keep up with the latest literature in your field? Here are some effective methods used by fellow research academics.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 17 November, 2021

Continuous Learning 3: Continuing Education (CE) for Academic Researchers

How do scientific researchers, especially academics, continue their education? This article explains many requirements — as well as learning avenues — which you can tailor to your specialty, academic institution and personality.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 19 November, 2021

How to write the statement of a problem

The first step in research is to outline the research problem. This article explains how to write the statement of the problem in your research, illustrating with an example.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 19 November, 2021

How to write the rationale for your research

The rationale for one’s research is the justification for undertaking a given study. It states the reason(s) why a researcher chooses to focus on the topic in question, including what the significance is and what gaps the research intends to fill.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 20 November, 2021

What's more important: Demonstrating your language skills or demonstrating your research skills?

Most scientific endeavours are articulated through words, and effective communication requires the skilful use of words. Here, we explain why it is important to express your research clearly.

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By Charlesworth Author Services on 23 November, 2021

Academic Writing Tips: Difference between ‘e.g.’ and ‘i.e.’

The abbreviations ‘e.g.’ and ‘i.e.’ are common in academic writing, but people often get them confused. This article explains where each abbreviation comes from and how they should be used.

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