How to present data and statistics in your paper
In most academic fields, presenting stats and data is key. Words like 'values', 'equations', 'numbers', and 'tests' are common in theses and papers. But how do you use these words? In this analysis, we explore what phrases authors use most often when they present data and statistics.
How to present tables and figures in your paper: an analysis
Referring to tables and figures is something you do in every paper. But what phrases can you use? And what common errors should you avoid? In this post, we show you the most frequent word combinations with the subjects 'table' and 'figure' across a data set of published papers.
How to refer to tables and figures, sections, and other parts of your paper
Cross-referencing, or referring to sections or objects elsewhere in your paper, is important for making your text structured and coherent. But how do you do this? For this post, we analyzed how authors usually cross-reference within their research paper.
How to connect your sentences in academic writing: an analysis
You probably know the most common academic transition words like however and therefore, but there are many other words and phrases to use. We analyzed the most common sentence starts in published research papers to show you how to link your sentences.
How to avoid plagiarism in your paper
Plagiarism is a very serious offense in academia, with consequences ranging from failing your essay to getting suspended from your course. Even if not intending to, it can be easy to mistakenly plagiarize content from other papers. Here are some sure ways to avoid falling into that trap.