We all make mistakes when we speak or when we write. This is not a big problem - unless we correct these mistakes, of course. In the first three units of this course, we will focus on common mistakes in academic context.
Below, you will find two scientific articles. The first one was written by two Chinese authors and the second one was written by a native speaker of English.
Read both articles and pay special attention to highlighted sections.
It may come as a surprise in the twenty-first century to discover that, in the 1880s, details of how objects move were unknown. The human eye, unaided, cannot resolve the details of fast motion. Eadweard Muybridge and his experiments with motion photography, such as this series of pictures of a horse's gait, helped solve this mystery.
This poster was designed at the end of an Applied English for Science and Technology course at Clausthal University of Technology, Germany. Note that the task here is quite different - it is not a requirement that the "vehicle" should have a mechanism.