One of the hardest parts of writing a paper is putting the pieces of information together. Imagine you’ve read a pile of articles, which you want to discuss in the literature section of your paper. How would you describe their aims and findings? How would you link them in your discussion? If this is something you struggle with, you’ll love Writefull’s sentence palette.
This is the sentence palette
The sentence palette is one of Writefull’s new features. It’s a collection of sentences and phrases which you can browse and paste directly into your own text. You can access the sentence palette by clicking the palette icon or by writing /palette in the editor.
Sentences by paper section
The palette covers seven sections that academic papers usually include, like Introduction, Literature, and Methods. All of these have subgoals. An example is the subgoal Topic Importance in the Introduction section. Here you find sentences that you can use to explain why the topic of your work is important. Once you’ve found a sentence, you simply copy it into your text.
Connectors: consequently, therefore, thus, hence…
The sentence palette also includes a section with Connectors. These are words or phrases that you can use to show connections between sentences. For example, if you want to discuss cause and effect, the sentence palette gives you seven phrases to choose from, like consequently, therefore, thus, and hence.
See examples in Writefull’s language database
Say you’ve found a sentence or connector in the sentence palette, but you’re not sure how to use it. No worries — just look it up in Writefull’s language database. Our database covers millions of journal articles, so it can show you plenty of example sentences.
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Hilde is Chief Applied Linguist at Writefull.
Originally published at https://blog.writefull.com on June 20, 2019.