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Improving Research Writing Skills Through Deconstructing Articles

In order to improve our research writing skills, we can learn a lot from reading others’ work. This is why the importance of reading is emphasized in this course. Before constructing our own research articles, we can benefit from deconstructing published works by keeping in mind the various concepts and strategies we have learned, such as using v-ing clauses, considering research articles as a genre, paying attention to the flow, tense, and different verbs, and considering the audience and purpose of our writing. By doing so, we can develop a better understanding of the structures and moves in research articles.

To illustrate this idea, a student sample from the journal Polymer is used. The student was asked to analyze the article critically and identify its features and moves. This exercise can be replicated by students using their own self-selected model article. The process involves identifying and explaining the choices of language, tense, and verbs, among others. By deconstructing and analyzing research articles, students can gain a deeper understanding of the genre and improve their own writing skills.

Learning from Published Works to Improve Writing Skills

Deconstructing published works is a helpful step towards improving research writing skills. By reading and analyzing research articles, we can gain a better understanding of the genre and its various features and moves. Keeping in mind the concepts and strategies learned in this course, we can identify and explain the language choices, tense, verbs, and other elements of research writing.

Using a student sample from the journal Polymer, we can illustrate this process. Students are encouraged to critically analyze their own self-selected model article, identifying and explaining its various features and moves. Through this exercise, students can develop a deeper understanding of research article structures and improve their own writing skills. The importance of reading cannot be overstated, as it is a valuable tool for reinforcing and applying the concepts and strategies learned in this course.

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Deconstructing Research Articles: How to Read and Write a Research Paper

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