How To Use Punctuation Correctly For Academic Writing In English?

In this course, you will:

  • Understand the grammar rules for punctuation
  • Discover how these rules facilitate scientific communication
  • Learn how to communicate well with our audience
  • Learn best practices to ensure correct punctuation in your writing

Why should you enroll?

Correct use of punctuation ensures that intended meaning is conveyed without ambiguity. In scientific communication, correct punctuation facilitates clarity, simplicity, precision, and readability. The declarative nature of scientific writing leans towards sentences that are short, direct and simply constructed. This course will help you use punctuation cautiously and sparingly.

Course Content (Part I):

  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • What is punctuation?
  • Issues with poor punctuation
  • Period
  • Sentence parts
  • Sentence parts quiz
  • Comma
  • Comma- Quick recap
  • Colon
  • Colon- Quick recap
  • Semicolon
  • Semicolon- Quick recap
  • Check your understanding
  • Summary

Course Content (Part II):

  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Hyphen
  • Hyphen- Quick recap
  • Check your understanding
  • Apostrophe
  • Apostrophe- Quick recap
  • Quotation marks
  • Check your understanding
  • Parentheses
  • Brackets
  • Braces
  • Parentheses, brackets and braces- Quick recap
  • Dash
  • Dash- Quick recap
  • Check your understanding
  • Summary

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R Upskill
R Upskill

Part of Cactus Communications’ R ecosystem of tools and solutions for researchers, R Upskill is a learning platform that comprises of the largest collection of researcher-focused programs, developed by top academic experts. Learn anytime, anywhere with bite-sized online programs on research writing, journal publication, career development, science communication, funding, researcher wellness, and more. Our multi-format programs come with expert advice, practical examples, and a certificate on course completion, which allow researchers to apply what they’ve learnt to excel in real-world scenarios. Trusted by top academic institutions, and over 15,000 researchers, R Upskill empowers researchers to master new skills on the path to all-round researcher success.

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