Real Science in Clear English

A Guide to Scientific Writing for the Global Market

  • Cathryn Roos
  • Gregory Roos

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Education book series (BRIEFSEDUCAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Cathryn Roos, Gregory Roos
    Pages 1-7
  3. Cathryn Roos, Gregory Roos
    Pages 9-13
  4. Cathryn Roos, Gregory Roos
    Pages 15-21
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    Pages 23-39
  6. Cathryn Roos, Gregory Roos
    Pages 41-52
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    Pages 53-73
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    Pages 75-88
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    Pages 95-108
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    Pages 109-127

About this book


This book is a timely go-to resource for any professionals wishing to communicate with the growing number of readers whose first language is not English. It highlights the potential language difficulties these readers face, and provides guidelines and tools for overcoming them. The guidelines show how to convey complicated information clearly without affecting the integrity of the subject matter, while the practical ‘before’ and ‘after’ examples clearly illustrate how using these guidelines and improves scientific texts. The book also includes text evaluation tools that allow writers to rapidly assess the readability of their materials. It is based on theory and the authors’ extensive experience in producing highly readable English texts for L2 readers who struggle with materials that were originally prepared for L1 readers.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Cathryn Roos
    • 1
  • Gregory Roos
    • 2
  1. 1.PerthAustralia
  2. 2.Murdoch UniversityPerthAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-7819-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-7820-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1921
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-193X
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