Academic writing

Many budding graduate students and seasoned researchers have great ideas but struggle with writing. Even native English speakers find difficulty in demonstrating the brilliance of their scholarly insights, burying them in a sea of uninspiring alphabet flotsam. Here are some examples of how we brought back the sparkle to their research insights and scholarly arguments. 

Remove reading speed bumps

Many researchers and scholars have the misconception that the greater the difficulty in understanding their writing, the more brilliant they appear in the eyes of their reader. Unfortunately, big words and convoluted writing are major speed bumps that hamper smooth reading. When the reading ride gets too bumpy for comfort too quickly, the reader stops reading and cannot grasp the essence of the work.

Below is an actual sample of how we helped one researcher transform a major reading speed bump into a smooth reading experience.

Original text

Advanced communication technologies make the space of flow which means physical distances are closer among organizations in the society possible, and information can be easily transmitted from one point to another point, brings the annihilation of logical concept of space.

Our revision

Advanced communication technologies increase information flow by reducing barriers caused by physical distance. As a result, information seamlessly transmits from point to point, and space is no longer an important consideration.

Reduce the second language handicap

English is arguably the world’s common language, but many researchers and scholars learn it as a second language. This results in them thinking about how to express their ideas using the structure of their native language. Often, when expressing their ideas into written English, the writings of researchers and scholars who learn English as a second language appear weird to native English speakers because their native language unconsciously influences sentence structures and vocabulary choices.

We demonstrate below a real-life example of how we transformed a piece of writing influenced by the structure of the writer’s native language to become more natively English.

Original text

To sum up, coffee, no need to mention its role as a social mediator; rather the coffee community realizes the potentials of generating mobility for more social interaction and participation. Through the mediation of coffee, people can chat and communicate in the community-based coffeehouse, as well as to find companion even for a while to counter the feeling of loneliness.

Our revision

To summarize, the coffee community recognizes coffee’s potential to bring people together to facilitate social interaction. Through drinking coffee in a coffeehouse, people can chat with other like-minded individuals in the coffee-drinking community, dispelling feelings of loneliness even if it’s just for a short while.

Let’s work together on your next piece of academic writing.

Bring out the brilliance of your scholarly insights with effective writing that reads like the work of a competent native English writer.