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6 Mistakes to avoid when writing your research paper (Part 2)

Editage Insights | Aug 18, 2015 | 20,230 views

In the first part of this video John McDonald, experienced trainer at Editage, listed three common number-related errors authors commonly make when writing their research manuscripts. In this second segment, he reveals three additional mistakes: 

  • Tense usage when referring to tables and figures within the manuscript
  • Subject-verb agreement
  • The use of too many simple sentences to convey repetitive information 

John also shares useful tips on using the word 'respectively'. Based on John's explanations in this series, it is clear that proofreading is an integral part of manuscript preparation. Authors must ensure that they proofread their manuscripts thoroughly to eliminate any embarrassing or glaring errors.


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