In Research Reports and other formal pieces of academic writing, verbs are often ‘nominalised’ (converted into nouns). This allows more information to be packed into the same space. Nominalisation is a useful way of reducing the number of words in your assignment, without reducing the information content.
Here are some examples of nominalised verbs at the beginning of sentences.
Try Task 1 to practise this.
After reporting your work in a Research Report, you will usually need to draw some conclusions. Here are some words and phrases to use.
|Expressions for arguing, evaluating and reaching conclusions.||Example|
Try Task 2 to practise this.
If you are writing a Research Report, you might also find these examples useful:
In Research Reports and other formal pieces of academic writing, verbs are often ‘nominalised’. Convert the following verbs to nouns to fill the gaps in the sentences: investigate; act; correlate; decide; destroy; exclude; imply; isolate; rotate