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Θέμα: Writing a paper...



(nil): Andrew Floros (floros(@)wcl.ee.upatras.gr)
Ημερομηνία: Πεμ 10 Απρ 1997 - 06:58:38 EEST

                                         GLOSSARY FOR RESEARCH PAPERS

                                                        Strictly Speaking

THEY WRITE |THEY MEAN

It has long been known that... |I haven't bothered to
look up
                                                                      |the
original reference

...of great theoretical and practical |...interesting to me
importance

While it has not been possible to |The experiments didn't work
provide definite answers to these |out, but I figured I could
at
questions. |least get a
publication out
                                                                     |of it.

The W-Pb system was chosen as |The fellow in the next lab had
especially suitable to show the |some already made up
predicted behavior...

High purity... |Composition
unknown except
Very high purity... |for the
exaggerated claims of
Extremely high purity... |the supplier
Super-purity...
Spectroscopically pure...

A fiducial reference line... |A scratch

Three of the samples were |The results of the others
chosen for detailed study... |didn't make sense and
were
                                                                     |ignored..

...handled with extreme care during |...not dropped on the floor
the experiments

Typical results are shown... |The best results are
shown...

Although some detail has been lost |It is impossible to tell from
in reproduction, it is clear from the |the micrograph
original micrograph that...

Presumably at longer times... |I didn't take the time to
find
                                                                     |out

The agreement with the predicted |fair
curve is excellent

good |poor

satisfactory |doubtful

fair |imaginary

...as good as could be expected |non-existent

These results will be reported at |I might get around to this
a later date |sometime

The most reliable values are those |He was a student of mine
of Jones

It is suggested that...
It is believed that... |I think...
It may be that...

It is generally believed that.... |I have such a good
objection
                                                                 |to this
answer that I shall
                                                                 |now raise it.

It is clear that much additional |I don't understand it
work will be required before a
complete understanding...

Unfortunately, a quantitative theory |Neither does anybody else
to account for these effects has not
been formulated

Correct within an order of magnitude |Wrong

It is to be hoped that this work |This paper isn't very
good but
will stimulate further work in the field |neither are any of the others
                                                                  |on this
miserable subject

Thanks are due to Joe Glotz for |Glotz did the work and Doe
assistance with the experiments and |explained what it meant.
to John Doe for valuable discussions.
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           Andrew Ch. Floros
  Electrical & Computer Engineer
     Wired Communications Lab.
                 Audio Team
      University of Patras, Hellas
E-mail: floros(@)wcl.ee.upatras.gr
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