Tag: writing-style

96 Choice of personal pronoun in single-author papers 2012-08-23T03:54:25.067

90 Why do researchers sometimes use extremely complicated English sentences to convey their meaning? 2017-02-19T07:03:55.297

73 Use of first person in a PhD Thesis 2012-11-28T06:54:22.920

69 Do Asian authors have a different style of academic writing from European authors? 2014-08-03T15:18:08.120

68 Can one or two emoticons be used in a PhD Thesis? 2016-01-18T19:44:51.437

68 How can I obfuscate my writing style when I review papers? 2016-05-06T02:26:35.133

59 What can professors do to encourage properly written email messages from students? 2015-09-27T17:35:48.880

58 In what tense (present/past) should papers be written? 2012-10-05T15:11:04.447

53 Co-authors request that others do not use "he" as a pronoun - is this reasonable? 2017-01-28T03:48:33.673

52 Is it standard for a math research paper to include less detail in proofs than a typical textbook would? 2017-09-04T02:03:59.323

43 Is using the phrase "... is left as an exercise for the reader" considered good style in academic papers/theses? 2014-05-01T09:34:59.660

42 "Can't" and "don't" in a mathematical paper 2016-01-24T15:40:39.513

39 Can cited works hold grammatical positions in sentences? 2015-07-27T18:06:53.567

39 Is it wrong to start your abstract with a question? 2017-11-22T04:14:55.733

37 How do you enforce handwriting standards for homework assignments as a TA? 2016-10-27T21:46:41.623

37 How to handle swear words in quote / transcription? 2016-11-10T17:19:09.667

34 When do I use a footnote in a thesis and when do I use parenthesis for extra information? 2015-09-16T06:25:09.920

33 How can I cite the same reference in successive sentences? 2013-06-08T07:18:14.923

33 What is too obvious to explain in a scientific paper? 2016-06-06T08:57:21.740

32 Is it accepted to refer to your own published result by your own name? 2018-01-11T07:45:47.077

31 On the possible obsolescence of research paper titles starting with "On the ..." 2015-08-28T11:42:14.800

31 Citing two authors with the same surname – is it worth noting that they are distinct people? 2017-06-23T05:27:51.937

28 Is it poor grammar to replace normal phrases with mathematical symbols in sentences in a mathematical paper? 2014-12-22T14:39:05.520

28 Refereeing a lazy, but correct paper 2017-07-05T20:50:30.257

27 When and why should you write numbers less than 10 in words? 2014-09-02T19:10:29.230

27 Why do papers not have a table of contents? 2017-02-27T11:23:04.640

26 150%, 1.5 times, 1.5× or 1.5-fold 2016-04-28T05:11:38.543

26 Is it a good practice to end a mathematical equation with a comma or a period in a scientific article? 2017-09-16T12:34:28.883

24 Where in a thesis should a glossary be positioned? 2012-12-02T11:30:11.417

23 Using first person or third person in papers? 2013-08-05T09:36:54.033

23 First sentence of a research proposal 2015-09-07T22:25:10.177

22 How should I cite something learned second-hand (eg, from Wikipedia) when I haven't seen the primary source? 2013-02-04T14:36:36.883

22 Math paper with no "Conclusions" 2015-03-22T23:13:24.387

22 How to properly address an unsolved problem that is very hard to solve in mathematical thesis? 2017-11-16T10:44:50.973

21 How to shorten an article before submitting to a journal 2015-08-09T22:40:12.120

21 Does anyone actually publish "structured proofs"? 2015-08-29T05:35:00.333

21 Choosing a title for a research paper 2017-01-03T13:43:39.443

21 Adjective order in academia: "Italian young adults" 2017-04-03T09:07:25.383

21 Using slang in a Scientific Paper 2017-08-18T22:05:44.873

20 How to write tedious algebraic manipulations 2017-01-23T09:48:46.783

19 What tense should paper titles use? 2013-02-05T04:28:35.380

19 How to decide the appropriate level of explanation for math in academic papers? 2015-01-31T18:02:23.947

19 Dullness vs. going overboard: Should I be calling people 'enfants terribles' in an academic paper? 2015-08-18T12:51:40.650

18 Can I use contractions in my thesis? 2012-07-14T16:44:59.293

18 Should I write "we" or "I" in my research statement? 2014-10-10T01:33:48.097

18 Protocol for writing a recommendation letter for someone you only know on a personal basis 2014-12-09T06:49:24.687

18 Amusing remarks in papers 2015-03-11T10:54:27.497

18 How to refer to an author whose last name can be confused with a pronoun? 2015-04-08T03:01:27.540

18 What is a 'classic paper', and when do we refer to a work as a 'classic work'? 2017-09-05T19:05:53.523

17 Terse definition of many symbols 2016-02-01T10:42:02.883

16 Are the words "I, we, us, his, her, he, she" all prohibited in thesis writing? 2016-06-25T16:57:51.903

15 Is there a rule or style guide on use of gender-specific pronouns in academic papers? 2012-03-26T06:04:29.407

15 Is it better to start the paper title with a verb? 2014-01-07T09:26:04.363

15 Is there a difference in academic writing styles between engineering and women's studies? 2014-03-06T08:21:25.477

15 Is there any software to regularize British vs. American spelling in a text? 2014-10-15T16:29:41.987

15 Meaning of "recommend with reservation" 2015-02-25T12:33:28.997

15 Is it bad form to use the word exciting in a paper, when discussing other people's results? 2015-06-23T09:29:29.053

15 Is it bad form to use the word “novel” when describing your own work in a paper? 2015-09-04T05:21:03.330

14 Is it ok to have paragraphs that have only one sentence in a formal paper? 2012-08-30T12:23:41.857

14 How to avoid "presentism" or "historical transposition" in writing papers? 2015-08-15T18:33:37.047

14 "Garbage in, garbage out" - Is it rude to call others' works as 'garbage' compared to ours? 2015-10-25T21:04:08.730

14 Why include a table of figures? 2016-03-18T15:57:31.943

14 When should an author disclaim historical knowledge? 2017-01-07T19:22:31.860

13 Citing a paper under review in 2 different conferences 2013-07-30T21:43:34.597

13 Are there any guidelines for labeling axes in plots/graphs? 2014-03-20T14:18:31.030

13 How to best approach literature with low information content for good retention 2014-12-14T20:20:34.500

13 When shall one write a mathematical expression as a separate line in a paper/Ph.D. thesis? 2014-12-22T06:25:22.137

13 Where do you place the link to open data in a manuscript? 2015-04-21T06:43:33.160

13 Conjugation: Do we cite authors or papers? 2016-08-30T08:41:06.300

13 How to improve the narrative in a piece of academic writing? 2016-10-04T11:02:56.977

12 When to use inline versus displayed equations in a publication? 2014-06-21T21:38:07.143

11 Unprofessional to write (in a paper) that something is "really cool"? 2012-09-29T15:45:48.760

11 How to rephrase this statement in a paper? "Due to a limited number of pages, ..." 2015-02-03T12:35:11.540

11 What is the impact of using complex words on the paper acceptance probability? 2016-02-26T21:57:25.010

11 Is it possible to write the abstract in more than 2 languages 2016-06-24T06:47:03.450

10 Should I change “colour” to “color” when incorporating a Canadian article into an American book? 2015-03-16T14:19:02.883

10 How to deal with different stylistic advice from two professors/institutions 2015-03-22T12:50:58.843

10 Is writing short proofs inline bad form? 2017-01-16T20:16:23.870

10 Cover letter: "I" or "we"? I did almost all the research and most of the writing 2017-08-26T21:05:25.133

10 Is it a must to write a paper in passive third person, for all types of papers in all journals? 2017-11-30T21:03:42.130

9 What are the standard practices for hyphenating/spelling scientific words 2012-11-07T23:48:08.277

9 Has anybody had any success with a college level "flipped classroom?" 2014-02-03T19:09:42.120

9 Why shouldn't I quote famous scientists in my SOP? 2014-12-09T18:35:58.647

9 Expletives in academic writing for coursework? 2015-02-06T08:37:22.123

9 How to write research results when some study participants dropped out? 2015-04-20T18:09:01.460

9 How to decide whether I should use “we” in an essay? 2015-11-12T11:38:22.737

9 Writing a thesis acknowledgement: should I address the person as "you" or use 3rd person? 2016-02-11T16:13:15.943

9 What to do with long equation-heavy solutions? 2016-03-21T08:43:14.960

9 “Percent” in chart title and on axis – redundant? 2017-03-09T21:32:34.233

9 Why older papers are more difficult to read than the new ones? 2017-07-08T11:48:44.470

8 Resources for English speaking students with poor command of grammar and writing style 2013-05-20T08:46:01.683

8 Do you spell out Thm., Prop., Eq., Ch. in mathematical papers? 2013-06-13T14:15:33.747

8 Using typographical variants of the same letter as mathematical symbols in a paper 2014-11-27T11:43:44.393

8 Is it rude to write in a journal paper "the proof is left as an exercise to the reader"? 2014-12-31T12:28:36.967

8 Referring to non-enumerated (sub)sections of a paper 2015-09-30T18:02:16.087

8 How to structure the personal statement? 2015-10-23T15:58:46.010

8 Are there writing style guidelines as to the use of "some of us" in a journal paper? 2016-06-27T16:32:31.933

8 Typographical emphasis on text is ambiguous 2018-01-10T10:01:37.320

8 Deciding on which equations to number 2018-01-21T18:56:51.983