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Articles at the beginning of sentences in scientific writing

I'm writing my master thesis in English as a non-native speaker. I start a lot of sentences without an article and one of my lectors (a non-native speaker like myself) found this to be odd and marked ...
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Which is the appropriate preposition in “… and this has been well documented [in/by] Bryant (2010), Jordan (1998), and James (2016)”?

I have been wanting to ask this question for a while, but I am not sure if this would be on topic. But I really need a solution, so here goes. This is a sentence that I wrote: ... and this has ...
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Increase/decrease as a gerund or a noun (describing trends in physical quantities)

When describing some experimental results, if two physical quantities (let's call them a and b) seem to depend on each other, it is often desirable to say what happened with one of them if the other ...
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Level of “pre education”? Equal to intermediate(FA/Fsc)?

Actually i am applying for MS in hungry and i am filling online application form, i have attached snapshot,What is the Level of pre education?Does it occurs between 10th grade(class) and university ...
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Using “then” in this context

As a non-native learner, Our 10-line essay on daily routine is full of the word then. I get up at 6 o clock in the morning. Then I make my bed and go to the bathroom. Then I have breakfast with ...
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possessive apostrophe and THE for academic phrases

I am applying for PhD. In university's site I have seen several possessive phrases which have completely confused me. Which of these are correct? 1- UCI EECS Department / UCI Department of EECS / UCI'...
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Can I use the word “where” as a Subordinating Conjunction which is not referring to a place or location?

I'm about to finish writing a thesis on technical topics. I'm contemplating, whether or not I'm using the word "where" correctly as a subordinating conjunction. English is my second language. Here ...