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  • How to introduce acronyms
  • Traditional brackets The standard way to introduce an acronym or initialism is to place it in round brackets after the full term. This is the approach I’ve used in many of the above examples. That is, suppose we wish to introduce the initials ‘AWP’ for ‘acoustic wave propagator’. We would write: Correct: “In this paper, an acoustic wave propagator (AWP) approach is employed to investigate sound propagation around a barrier.” This approach is the simplest and the easiest to understand and follow, so it is the most commonly used in academic writing...
  • Introduction to punctuation in academic English writing
  • Welcome to the chapter on similar punctuation. This chapter outlines the technical symbols and notation defining English grammar. For example, did you know there are different types of lines and dashes that have specific uses? Authors who correctly apply delicate punctuation markers in English writing, such as en dashes, grab the attention of the reader because they demonstrate a strong command of how to arrange ideas in clear and efficient ways on the page. Conversely, authors who apply these markers sloppily can quickly lose the interest or confid...