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How Commas Can Save Lives

Not including commas can dramatically alter the meaning of sentences. Sometimes, using fewer commas can increase mortality rates, as evident from the two examples shared below.…

Compound Adjectives and Hyphens

When two or more words are used to describe the accompanying noun, the resulting compound adjective (a combination of two or more words) often gets hyphenated. In certain…

Between Vs. From

Some grammatical errors are quite common in academic writing. One such common error is the use of “between” and “to” in the same sentence (e.g., “between a to b”). This is a very…

The Article “The”

We use articles a lot in sentences. Out of the three articles (“a,” “an,” and “the”), the most commonly (and incorrectly) used is the article “the.” This definitive article…

Practical Tips on Research Promotion

Communicating research outcomes does not end with publishing a research paper. It is important to share key findings with the scientific community and general public using various…

Top 5 Rules for Effective Small Talk

Have you ever had awkward encounters or even more awkward conversations at an event or conference? You are not alone! Researchers often face communication challenges when talking…

Self-Archive in 5 Easy Steps

Self-archiving, also known as green open access, can help increase the visibility and impact of research. Researchers can self-archive pre-print or accepted versions of the…
Researchers Poll

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