Avoid common language errors that annoy peer reviewers

Avoid common language errors that annoy peer reviewers

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What's in the Course

If you have ever received peer reviewer comments suggesting that your manuscript should be revised by a native English speaker, this course is for you. Authors whose native language is not English often become anxious when peer reviewers comment that their papers need to be revised or rewritten for better readability and clarity. In this course, you will understand which common problems in writing are the most obvious to a peer reviewer and why. We will explain through examples how you can minimize these problems and how to use some simple tools and resources.

This course will take about 4- 6 hours to complete. At the end of the course, you will also be eligible for a certificate provided you correctly answer five of eight questions in the final assessment. The assessment consists of eight multiple-choice questions. To be eligible for the course certificate, you have to answer five of the questions correctly.

Your Instructor

Senior Writer & Editor, Editage Insights. Aparna has been writing and editing Aparna Ayyarcontent for various mediums including websites, magazines and coffee table books. She holds a Master’s degree in English Literature and is deeply passionate about reading. Her interest lies in current events and she loves reading about the latest research and experiments in science and technology.

Class Curriculum

Lesson 1 - What peer reviewers expect and why
The peer reviewer perspective
The major distracters
Lesson 2 - Distracter 1: Faulty logic
Fused constructions
Faulty parallelism
Faulty modification
Lesson 3 - Distracter 2: Complex writing style
Why academic writing should not be complex
Bringing a verb in too late
Overusing long, impressive-sounding words
Packing sentences with too much information
Nominalizing verbs
Using noun strings
Lesson 4: Distracter 3: Proofreading errors
Why proofreading matters
How to proofread your manuscript effectively
Final assessment