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    Writing English

    Hi Everybody.

    I'm learning professional medicine English.

    I should learn general English too.

    How can I improve my writing for write essay and proposal in English? In fact, I'm looking for a guide book but I don't know English books(except of oxford medicine English) , accordingly could you introduce a good resource for write articles in English?

    Thank you in advance.


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    Re: Writing English

    Quote Originally Posted by ehamed View Post

    How can I improve my writing for write essay and proposal in English?

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    Hello, Ehamed:

    I personally would change that question to something like: "How can I improve my ability to write essays and proposals in English?"

    I believe that many writing teachers suggest the following:

    1. Read widely in your chosen field (medicine).

    2. The "secret" to good writing is revision.

    a. That is to say, many people think that they can simply sit down, write something, and then send it.

    b. Good writers write many drafts. That is, they write something and then check it for grammatical mistakes and for unnecessary words. Then they do the same thing again. And perhaps they do it again for a third time.

    i. If you write 100 words the first time, maybe by the third time, your paper will be down to 60 words.

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    Re: Writing English

    How can I improve my writing for write essays and proposals in English? In fact, I'm looking for a guide book but I don't know English books(except of for Oxford Medicine English) in the subject. accordingly Perhaps could you introduce recommend a good resource for write writing articles in English?


    What is "professional medicine English". Is it about writing in the field of medicine?

    I think the principles of good writing apply to writing for all professional fields. I would say the most basic requirement is that the language must be correct, clear and precise even though the subject matter differs.
    Last edited by tedmc; 23-Aug-2015 at 05:41.
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    Re: Writing English

    Good medical writing involves the use of the passive voice more commonly then other types of writing.

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    Re: Writing English

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Good medical writing involves the use of the passive voice more commonly then other types of writing.
    It is a general principle which is also applicable to other fields of academic writing.

    http://unilearning.uow.edu.au/academic/3avi.html
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    Re: Writing English

    Indeed.

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