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  • Asian vs East vs Eastern world vs Orient
  • Geographically, Asia comprises of approximately fifty countries in the regions of Central, East, South, Southeast, and Western Asia, and parts of Eurasia. However, in European languages the term "Asian" more commonly refers to ethnic heritage rather than a strict geographic area. In American English, "Asian" often refers to East Asians, while in British English, Asian often refers to South Asians. (reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_of_Asia#Boundary). The Orient is the East, traditionally comprising anything that belongs to the Easte...
  • Roman numerals in academic writing
  • Speaking of Roman numerals, they have their place, but are not the usual way to represent numbers in academic writing. Common error: Equation V can be calculated for our parameters. Fixed: Equation 5 can be calculated for our parameters. Common error: We now travel back to the XII Century. Fixed: We now travel back to the twelfth century. There are special cases, apart from structuring, where Roman numerals are used. When you are considering using Roman numerals in your text, consider whether they are the most common way of expressing these concepts...