In Research Reports and other formal pieces of academic writing, verbs are often ‘nominalised’ (converted into nouns).

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.

nominalised verbs Example

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:

Task 1

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

Exercise

Task 2

Expressions for arguing, evaluating and reaching conclusions. Look at the phrases used in the following sentences and put the words in the correct order.

Exercise

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