Questions tagged [academic-writing]

Writing texts in a scientific or educational setting: peer-reviewed articles, theses, text books, and others. Use the tag [scientific-publishing] in addition, if relevant.

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Are there techniques that would minimize need to proof-read?

Are there techniques that would minimize need to proof-read? This puzzles me, because I find that it's difficult to get things right "while one writes" (because the flow is different, one ...
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When to use adjective forms of anatomical nouns in scientific writing?

Consider the following anatomical parts of crustacean: carapace, abdomen, and areola. In much of published literature, you'll see the phrases "carapace length", "abdomen length," ...
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Figure Annotation and Writing papers

If I had a figure like let's say imaginary figure A. If I were to use this figure, and only needed a segment should I put the whole figure in the academic Research paper or just the section? If so, ...
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What is the proper way to insert a subsection into a section / end a subsection within a section?

Not sure if this belongs here, or math.stackexchange but what's the proper way to do a special case subsection in a section? This is mostly in a proof/logical statement context i.e. To show ... \...
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APA style footnote explanation

What is the recommended way of explaining terms, like psychometrics, that are not essential to the paper (APA style)? Is it possble to add a footnote plus reference to explain the term? Or explain ...
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Punctuation of a quote inside parentheses

I was wondering how to properly format a quote inside parentheses in MLA. So far I have mostly used the third option, although the double parentheses seem a bit ugly. example: 1) He directs his ...
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Relapse or relapses?

I'm writing an academic paper on the topic of substance use relapse. I am wondering when it is appropriate to use 'relapse' without a preposition when used as a noun in a singular form. Two examples ...
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Citing for outside article section

We have paper with numbered references of articles, one of them has number 9. One need cite from Section 2.1 of Article 9. A standard way: "Some cite words" (see Section 2.1 of article [9]) ...
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Citation throughout my book rather than at the end as a bibliography

My book is a health/ wellness/ diet book/ metabolic issues etc. Throughout my book which I am 3/4 of the way through I have added in the website links after a piece of evidence. I have used 95% of my ...
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Punctuating consecutive usage of "and"

What should a transcriptionist do if the speakers utters, "You need to accept the consequences and deal with the problem and focus more on growth." Be informed that transcription ...
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Is it appropriate to add a new reference in revising a manuscript?

Is it appropriate to add a new reference in the revised version of a manuscript?