My Study: Basic Grammar Rules

Worth Note to Myself
I accidentally found this really inspiring blog today. 

And yes, this shared entry looks simple and known but for me- To do the write-up and to present it in front of Dr. Zaha, I need to be well-prepared in every aspect.

Worth to recap my grammar. Now it is time to apply!

Basic Grammar Rules

Salam all,

Below are some general grammatical rules given by my SVs that can save you time in
writing your proposal and dissertation:

1. While the majority of the research proposal is written in the present and future tenses, the reporting of research reviewed is the past tense (when the research has already been done).

2. A paragraph must have two sentences. It cannot only have one.

3. A situation that continues or is still occurring in the present is written in the present tense.

4. Do not use “I” or “you”. All writing must be written in the third person. If it is necessary to refer to you, then refer to yourself as “the researcher”.

5.Do not use colloquialisms, such “ “good to go”, “picking up the slack”, or other imprecise phrases or wordings. Be as precise as possible with word choices. Imprecision allows multiple choices for interpretation, which is not desirable.

6. Use multiple ways to cite someone when not quoting. Words to use include “stated”, “posited” (if it is a proposed theory or viewpoint), “said”, “found” (if research), suggested (similar to posited), though there are others.

7. For the proposal, what will be done should be in the future tense, while past research that has been cited is stated in the past tense.

8. A situation that continues is written in the present tense. For example, “Education, today, with the advent of the “No Child Left Behind” Act, relies more on technology through online testing than ever before.”

9. The methodology and findings in the final dissertation are written in the past tense, since the study has been done, at that point.




This would be my second favorite blog after Dr. OT's. Very inspiring and ooh...



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