• Adrian Wallwork
Part of the English for Academic Research book series (EAR)


You will learn from this chapter that you should:
  • describe the materials you used in your experiments and/or the methods you used to carry out your research, in a way that is sufficiently detailed to enable others in your field to easily follow your method and, if desired, even replicate your work.

  • ensure the descriptions are complete and yet are also as concise as possible

  • write extremely clearly, with generally not more than two steps described in one sentence, and in a logical order. This will then enable your readers to easily follow your description.


Method Section Logical Order List Size Single Sentence Ambiguous Sentence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adrian Wallwork
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  1. 1.English for AcademicsPisaItaly

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