Q. How can your professional editors improve my proposal?
A. Graduate programs do not include writing training. As a result, most of the academicians are inept writers. Often naive scholars are seen using split verbs, dangle modifiers, complex adverbs and decorative adjectives. They often think that using complex sentences makes the proposal look attractive. However, a trained and professional editor would tell you about your most frequent errors and the ways to correct them. You may get to know grammar and style rules you may never know of and may have been repeating in your writing over and over again. Having a professional dissertation editor, especially on your proposal would give a polished and perfect look to your document.
Q. Walden in time bound in submission? Will involving an editor not eat up my already shrunk time frame?
A. Know that the lesser time you spend on the detail of your proposal, the faster you will be able to finish it. Paying for editing of your proposal will convert your proposal draft into a finished document that would be ready to submit in no span of time without putting that extra pressure on you. Moreover, an expert editor would be able to understand the requirements of the university more precisely and give you a proposal that would get accepted by your supervisor in the first attempt itself.
Q. Would a professional editor live upto Walden standards?
A. Before you finalise your editor and hand over the important task to him, it is important that you have articulated your topic in the university approved and the programme specific template offered by the university. In accordance with the programme you have chosen to do, you would have a set of guidelines to follow and you can intimate the editor about the same. If you have chosen the editor prudently, you wouldn’t have a problem of having someone able to live upto the standards.
Q. How do I choose the perfect editor for my proposal?
A. Draft out a list of professional editors and if possible read their testimonials and sample work done to understand their style of working. To be able to find someone whose style matches with yours is a difficult but important job that you must ensure to do well.
Scientific documents, most often are neglected with accuracy in grammar. They are more often than not, filled with grammatical errors. If you are Ph.D. in the making, you will be writing a lot of lengthy documents at various stages in the journey. It is important that you are thorough with grammatical rules so that you don’t make such mistakes in your journey.
- Some of the most common mistakes that scholars make are:
- Application of “Utilise” and “Use”: The job of a scholar is to not make his document fancy but simple and easy to understand by the readers. They should refrain from using heavy words. Though the words “utilise” and “use” are often used as synonym but it is always suggested to put the word “use” more often because of the simplicity that is associated with it.
- Giving space between a quantity and the unit: This is one of the most commonly made mistake and these small spacing related mistakes go unnoticed. “6mL” is wrong and “6 mL” is correct.
- Putting the correct tense of verb: In a research, correct use of the verb tense is very important. Most of the research is written in the present tense or the past tense. The command over grammar is necessary to know which among the two is applicable in a particular situation. Some common norms to know of regarding the use of tenses can be:
- Present Tense: For knowledge that is recognized
- Present Tense: For Data presentation
- Past Tense: Methods and Results
- Past Tense: For credit and Acknowledgement
- One should avoid using Apostrophe, to the best possible capacity in scientific writing process
Capitalising: Always ensure to capitalise the words when they are proper nouns. If you are unsure about a noun, whether it is proper or no, always verify from an authentic source to be sure.
- Use of “Since” and “For”: A lot of people who are not thorough with the language, happen to confuse with the application of “Since” and “For”. They are both used for present perfect continuous tense but have specifically distinct use. “Since” is used specifically for point of time and “For” is used for Period of time. With this minor demarcation, the use should be very careful.
- I hope these small but important grammar rules are going to help researchers to improvise the understanding as well as the presentation of their document.
Running out of time and these references are eating your head?
But, you are not alone. Let me tell you my story.
I, Sarah Jane, research scholar at Department of Energy and Climate Change, Northwestern University was in the snag of meeting the deadline. All my doing, thinking, eating, sleeping and breathing summarized into researching and writing thesis.
Deadlines were taking the round of my head. After putting all my efforts, I was left with the references and citations to manage in my research paper. As we all know, each journal has its own requirements including citation and reference style and it was the most time taking task for me to do.
Frankly speaking, all that night I was looking for the shortcuts to do the reference and citation part and you know what I have found??
MENDELEY: Plugging in to save time!!
I typed ‘Reference Manager’ in the Google and went through the suggestions, and thought to give a shot to ‘MENDELEY’
Okay! Enough with the suspense now.
Let me explain you my version of ‘Mendeley’. ’
‘Mendeley’ is a combination of a desktop application and website which helped me in managing, sharing and discovering content and contacts in my research. I found ‘Mendeley’ is the best to work with as it offers amazing features, such as:
- It works well with PFDs and I enjoyed this feature the most.
- It has built in PDF viewer and annotator so I didn’t face any problem in viewing my copy of document
- I shared papers with collaborative groups and got in touch with some of the most intellectual human beings.
- I could easily access ‘Mendeley’ via standalone app, Mendeley web and this feature is a boon for a traveler like me. One can easily access ‘Mendeley’ even on the ‘Go’
- Platform Independent!! Yeah, it works well on PC, Mac, Linux, iOS (Android version soon to be launched) with word, open office and LaTeX.
Now, let me tell you how you can make the most from ‘MENDELEY’
1. Add PDFs to Mendeley: I used to add PDFs to Mendeley for my ease and doing this was quite simple. I just had to click on the ‘Add Document’ button on the left most side of the toolbar alternatively there was
2. Watch Folder: Here is my ‘Helping Folder’. I call watch folder a ‘helping folder’. Wanna know why? Okay! It’s because when you place a document in a watched folder, it will be automatically added to the ‘Mendeley’ so you can annotate, cite and browse its references instantly. Adding files to ‘Mendeley’ using watched folder makes it easier to add multiple papers in one go and keep them where you want on your computer.
3. Merging duplicate Author name, Tags, or Publications:
With ‘Mendeley’ the duplicity in author name, tags or publication is almost zero. Now see, how it helped me!
In the filter by author/tags/publication pane, click a name that has duplicity or is incorrect, drag and drop it onto the correct one to rename it.
4. Annotate PDFs:
‘Mendeley’ had given me the freedom to add highlights and annotations to document in mendeley’s PDF viewer. Click on highlight text or add note to get started with PDF viewer.
For sharing the annotation you need to export a PDF.
~5. Word and OpenOffice Plug-in:This feature of ‘Mendeley’ helped me to save a lot of time. As I have already added my documents to ‘Mendeley’, I could now cite and reference them within Word and OpenOffice with ease. After installing Mendeley, I found the ‘Mendeley toolbar’ button in Word that allowed me cite a document, generate a bibilography or manually edit any entry.
1. You can click on the ‘insert citation’ button in the ‘Mendeley’ toolbar.
2. Now, select the document in ‘Mendeley’ desktop, and click on ‘send citation’ button. You can also cite multiple documents. Now, hold the control key and left click on the document you want to cite.
3. Select the ‘citation style’ in the drop down menu in word processor and you are done.
4. The citation is now added to the word.
5. Clink on the ‘Insert bibliography’ button to generate bibliography.
This was enough for me to cover the references and citations. I hope, this will help you too. In case, you still have any query regarding the same, kindly leave your comments in comment box.
A thesis is the last step towards your destination of the degree in which candidates may show their knowledge of the specific area of interest and their achievement by identifying and proposing solutions to problems within their field.
Thesis, on the other hand, is the transition from a research candidate to the contributor within their area of research by engaging in original research and adding to the body of knowledge.
The thesis requires demonstration of thorough understanding from a candidate’s end.
Quotations amassed from previously written work are one of the ways to show the thorough understanding in a specific area of research though inappropriate, or overuse of quotations may affect the impact of your thesis.
Therefore, candidates must use quotation judiciously in their thesis.
The length and number of quotation vary depending upon the academic field.
Eg: If a research candidate is working on Shakespeare’s contribution in figurative language will need to include a number of quotations from his plays.
And if a candidate is working on qualitative studies based on extensive interviews with different participants then he will also need to use quotations from the conducted interviews.
Once the researcher has decided to include quotation, he has to be careful how is going to handle.
Here are some tips:
1. Introduce Quotations:
Many university guidelines require candidates to introduce quotations in their thesis.
In that scenario, use any of the following methods:
i) Use any short introductory phrase such as ‘According to’, followed by the authors name, a comma and the quotation.
According to John, “Computer science is a practical approach to computation and its application”.
ii) Mention person’s (author’s) name, an appropriate verb such as ‘said’, ‘stated’ followed by the quotation Smith stated, “No work is small.” 2. Reproduce Quotations:
The fact is that the quotation should be written the same way it is in the source, however, depending upon the guidelines or in some exceptions, candidates can make changes in the quotation for the grammatical corrections only, but those corrections should not change the meaning of the quotation.
Grisham stated, “The books are in the table.” Grisham stated, “The books are on the table.”
3. Don’t Use Single Word Quotation: Avoid using single-word quotation.
They are known as ‘scare quote’ and their purpose is to flag a word, description, and emotion as being not entirely accurate or appropriate as per the author.
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Do you have that important meeting or a conference on which you career path depends and you have to leave a mark on the people present there. The best way to leave a good impression is to do it with innovation. There are people who do things and there are people who do things differently, it is up to you to decide whether you are among the former or the latter. If you form the latter group, here are some idea that you can adopt to make a mark on a professional group.
Be social – The ones to take quietly to the bar in an office party and hardly mingle with the rest of the staff are rarely the ones who win promotions and awards. You need to make the right connections and speak with the key crowds to make sure you and your efforts are noticed.
Work with a twist -Bringing new ideas to the desk and working in a way that no one imagines but brings results is something that helps a lot of people climb the corporate ladder. If you have innovation on your mind and can show it through your work, nothing can stop you from the much deserved growth.
Be the poster girl or boy – being fresh in your approach to work and using strategize to get things done always speaks louder than anything else. When you have an important meeting and want to showcase your ideas in a fresh way, make use of things like posters. You will definitely have more space on everyone’s memory as the person who used a new method to explain.
It is always easy to work and slide out, but to work and stand out is something that takes a lot of effort. When progress is your sole aim in your professional life, make sure you choose a recipe to stand out and gain importance at work.Help us resolve your doubts. Leave your questions and comments below or reach us at email@example.com
Peer-review is an effective way of reviewing journal articles before submitting it for publishing. This kind of review gives the writer a genuine feedback from peers of the industry that usually involve academic scholars and writers. Along with editing and proof-reading services, a peer-review gives you an opportunity to understand the drawbacks of your work and gives you some time to make improvements before you can submit your paper. This helps you to save on rejections by the publishing committee and improves the quality of your work immensely.Help us resolve your doubts. Leave your questions and comments below or reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The general classification of papers submitted for review under Medical science is Original research papers, focus topic articles, interviews, profiles, and analysis, perspectives, reviews and case reports. Based on the type of research paper to be reviewed or edited, there are some general and some specific points to keep in mind.
General things consist of questions pertaining to is the article generates interest to the target audience, what are the major key points and strengths in the article? For the original research, reviewer needs to make sure that the similar research is not presented anywhere and proper citations are mentioned if any other source is used. Conclusions needs to be matched with the data presented and that appropriate & relevant tables and figures are used for presenting key findings.
In case of case reports, reviewer needs to see if it involves discussion regarding similar case reports and if the present case helps in treatment of the diseases. In Reviews, analysis and perspectives section, reviewer needs to check if the most recent literature in Medical sciences has been used for reviewing purposes. Also, in general, reviewer has to look if the article presented is in clear and concise manner and that the headings, structure of the article are presented in an easily understandable manner. In case of discrepancies, reviewer needs to sit with the author and understand the objectives of the article and provide effective editing services.Help us resolve your doubts. Leave your questions and comments below or reach us at email@example.com