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Effective Research Writing: Key Concepts and Strategies

We have covered various important concepts and strategies for constructing effective research articles. We have learned about the essential features of research writing, including formality, objectivity, specificity, and conciseness. Additionally, we have discussed the significance of considering our intended audience, which helps us make informed language choices to achieve our writing goals. We have also introduced the 3Rs of research writing: Research, Readers, and Researchers.

Achieving Effectiveness in Research Writing

One of the most important goals of research writing is to be effective, meaning that it should achieve its purpose. For instance, if the primary purpose of our research article is to disseminate scientific findings, we need to use clear and precise language that conveys our message to our readers effectively. Therefore, we should focus on making our research writing as effective as possible by keeping the 3Rs in mind.

Genre and Structures of Research Writing

We have learned that research writing is a specific genre of writing that follows certain conventions and structures, such as I.M.R.D., I.P.T.C., and G-S/P-S patterns. Furthermore, we have discussed how maintaining the flow of ideas is critical for effective research writing. We can achieve this by using repetition, summary words, and various connectors with different functions. We have also covered the critical components of data commentary, including location, highlight, and interpretation.

Language Strategies for Research Writing

We have explored specific language strategies for research writing, such as the choice of verbs and tenses, summary words, and v-ing clauses to indicate cause and effect relationships. Additionally, we have discussed the three major moves in the CARS model often found in the introduction section, as well as the approaches to abstracts, including results-driven and summary-type. Finally, we have emphasized the importance of reading critically to improve our own writing.


In conclusion, this course has provided a comprehensive overview of the key concepts and strategies for effective research writing. By applying these concepts and strategies, we can improve the quality of our research articles and effectively communicate our ideas to our intended audience.

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