Category Intellectual Property rights


Computer and electronic translations: how accurate are they?


  •     I. Introduction
  •    II. Antithesis
  •   III. Testing the thesis
  •   IV. Investigation and research
  •    V. Thesis
  •   VI. Addressing the problem of Tradumatica
  •  VII. Direction and focus
  • VIII. Summary
  •   IX. Recommendations
  •    X. Bibliography
  •   XI. Web links annotated
  •  XII. End Notes

I.  Introduction

I was reading a student essay in the eighth cycle at a university in Perú where I have taught for several disappointing and discouraging years.  To my dismay, after having the son of an evangelical minister complain when I failed his paper that was 100% plagiarized, his lamentation equaling that of the other student. Both young people attempted to justify the theft of intellectual property by stating that he had been taught that in the local schools...

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Intriguing Prose in Academic Research: Bringing Life to Scientific Papers


I. Abstract

II. Caveats

III. Introduction

IV. Encyclopedic Theses

V. Narrowing the Research Topic

VI. Narrowing the Question

VII. Critical Reading

VIII. Critical Writing

IX. Succinct Academic Writing

X. Attracting the Reader’s Attention

XI. Critical Composition

XII. Paragraphs in Composition

XIII. Correlative Paragraphs

XIV. Connections, Conjunctions, and Transitions

XV. Clarity of Expression

XVI. Punctuation

XVII. Conclusion

XVIII. Recommendations

XIX. Bibliography

XX. End notes


All academic theses have abstracts.1 Abstracts let the reader decide whether or not to continue to read the thesis, and show the reader what to look for if he or she does read the thesis.

No abstract should be inserted merely to repeat the outline of the thesis...

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Academic Writing for Publication


I. Introduction

II. Background

III. Antithesis

IV. Antethesis

V. Protothesis

VI. Synthesis

VII. Reiteration of Rubric: Reality of Academic Writing

VIII. Peer Review

IX. Adversarial Reviews

X. Meeting the challenge in mastering the English language

XI. Academic Writing Requirements

XII. Summary

XIII. Recommendations

XIV. Bibliography

XV. Footnotes


In academia, investigation, research (research is frequently confused with investigation, although in Academic English they mean different aspects in the conduct of inquiry), writing, rewriting, editing, redacting, and publishing is conducted in several sets of forms and genres, not all that are geared, directed, responsive to or a part of the author’s field of specialization to the lamentable loss of true scholarship...

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Psychology, Philosophy, Publication, and Ethical Research Guidelines in all Fields of Study: Preparation for Writing an Original, Quality Thesis


In cases where I am called on to review a thesis or dissertation, I hesitate, frequently decline, and (with rare exceptions) I feel fear, then ultimately despair at the puerile paucity of knowledge that is contained in poorly invested, investigated, and roughly researched papers that aspire to the title and name of thesis—yet have nothing in common with a real thesis.1  The theses that I have read over the past fifty years have been at best blatant, bland, barren, crass “cut-and-past”, or more precisely, bypassing deliberate plagiarism to outright theft of intellectual property rights.2  This has become so common, that I walk away with an apologia at best, or just express my “regrets” that I am not capable of weighing in on the theses as most writers assume that “by pa...

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