"Better writing": a helpful website from the Oxford dictionaries

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"Publish and prosper" is a series of posts about tips for researchers whose first language is not English but who submit papers to journals published in English. The series touches upon not only writing (spelling, grammar, punctuation, usage, and style) but everything else relevant to publishing research papers that journal editors wish their authors knew.

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"Better writing": a helpful website from the Oxford dictionaries

  1. 1. "Better writing": a helpful website from the Oxford dictionaries
  2. 2. Each week, this series presentation chooses a topic in the hope that readers of the blog would find the topic useful. Sometimes, instead of dealing with a particular topic related to writing and publishing, the post describes a useful source - usually a book but sometimes a website - that deals with many similar topics.   Better Writing  [1] is one such website, which offers simple, brief, and clear guidance on a range of topics grouped as follows: grammar, spelling, punctuation, practical writing, improve your English, and abbreviations.
  3. 3. The section on grammar deals with such topics as less/fewer and that/which and offers useful tips. What is more, the section also explains dozens of grammatical terms in simple language. "Improve your English" offers advice on avoiding common errors and covers such topics as may/might, shall/will, and can/may. Guidance on abbreviations tells you whether to write abbreviations with capital letters, whether to use full stops, and when to use apostrophes. The advice is given simply, clearly, and concisely, which makes the website a pleasure to browse--and has all the authority of Oxford dictionaries behind it. [1] www.oxforddictionaries.com/page/betterwriting/better-writing
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