縮減英文论文字数小技巧

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迎接热情六月到来的同时,英文论文润色订单也持续增加中。虽然每天都忙得晕头转向,但听到客户的好评价一切都值得了。
希望今天提供的资讯能给写英文论文的各位一点帮助,这次提供缩减英文论文字数的小贴士。

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在Wordvice收到的论文当中,最常见的问题就是冗词(wordiness)。 Wordiness范例如以下:

例:
In order to improve the competitiveness and cost performance of the low-cost AB5-type alloy battery as so to meet the market demand, the alloy cost should be further reduced.

上方例句中的as so to以to替换的话,不仅可以解决wordiness也可以缩减字数。

各期刊都有字数限制的规定,因此今天教的小技巧是相当有用的喔!现在来看看这些小贴士吧。

1.不使用Wordy的单字

有许多可以替代字数较多的转接词,简洁又清楚!

替代 As a result 及 As a consequence 的 Therefore, Consequently, Thus

替代 On the other hand 的 Whereas, In contrast

替代 More specifically 和 In particular 的 Specifically

替代 In addition 的 Furthermore, Additionally, Moreover

替代 A number of 的 Several

2.去除包含过于普遍化知识的句子

检查看看是否有对于目标读者来说过于基础的资讯可以删除。大部分作者都有在Introduction和Discussion开头写上这一类句子的习惯。虽然确立文章脉络相当重要,但提供过于普遍化的资讯会让人读者有被贬低的感觉。举例:在癌症论文当中,尽量避免写入“According to the World Health Organization, cancer is a global health problem”过于基础的资讯。

3.不使用没有建设性的开头

使用“It was found that…”, “We found that…” 等这一类开头时,需考虑是否要提醒读者接下来的内容是关于自已研究结果的。如果在句子是相当清楚的情况下,删除这些开头也不会影响。

例: It was found that the agent XYG was effective in preventing metastasis.

The agent was effective in preventing metastasis.

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4.选择效率高的动词

许多句子只要选对动词就可以有效降低字数,请看以下范例:

例: Protein XY was found to be present in the cytoplasm

Protein XY localized to the cytoplasm.

We conducted an analysis of protein XY.

We analyzed protein XY.

A diagnosis of diabetes was made based on the results.

Diabetes was diagnosed based on the results.

5.使用主动语态

主动语态在特定句子中可以减少字数。

例: The XYZ was measured through mass spectroscopy.

Mass spectroscopy measured the XYZ.

以上就是缩减字数的小贴士。负责英文批改的编辑能够降低 wordiness ,使英文整体更简洁。希望大家能够顺利投上自己的目标期刊,准备毕业论文的学生们也能够口试过关并顺利毕业。

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