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Reporting verbs and message

30 May

Reporting verbs and message:

Reporting verbs and message


Acknowledge

Ask

Confirm

Determine

Express

Infer

Reject

Add

Assert

Contend

Discuss

Formulate

List

Reveal

Admit

Assume

Convey

Doubt

Identify

Maintain

Show

Advise

Caution

Declare

Endorse

Illustrate

Postulate

State

Advocate

Concede

Define

Establish

Imply

Propose

Stress

Agree

Concentrate

Deny

Examine

Include

Presume

Suggest

Argue

Condone

Describe

Explore

Indicate

Refute

Survey

Examples
of reporting verbs

The
message

Say,
write, document, report, study

Giving
factual information

View,
believe, think, regard, consider, reflect

What
the author thought

Categorise,
assess, examine, use, compare, contrast, focus on, explain
Emphasise,
invoke, note, point out, reason, posit, hypothesise, remark, detail

The
procedure/ How the author did it

Find,
observe, obtain, associate, conclude, recommend

What
the author found

Challenge,
dismiss, dispute, diverge from, object to, oppose,

Considers
the cited author’s position

Demonstrate,
identify, improve, recognize, substantiate, highlight, confirm, prove

Your
evaluation of the work

confuse,
disregard, ignore, misuse, neglect, misinterpret, generalize, insist

Your
negative evaluation of the work
Adapted from
Chen (2001, p. 81) ‘Ways of knowing, ways of citing: a study of Chinese
graduate students’ citation behaviour in thesis writing’



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Reporting verbs and message

25 May

Reporting verbs and message


Acknowledge
Ask
Confirm
Determine
Express
Infer
Reject
Add
Assert
Contend
Discuss
Formulate
List
Reveal
Admit
Assume
Convey
Doubt
Identify
Maintain
Show
Advise
Caution
Declare
Endorse
Illustrate
Postulate
State
Advocate
Concede
Define
Establish
Imply
Propose
Stress
Agree
Concentrate
Deny
Examine
Include
Presume
Suggest
Argue
Condone
Describe
Explore
Indicate
Refute
Survey
Examples of reporting verbs
The message
Say, write, document, report, study
Giving factual information
View, believe, think, regard, consider, reflect
What the author thought
Categorise, assess, examine, use, compare, contrast, focus on, explain
Emphasise, invoke, note, point out, reason, posit, hypothesise, remark, detail
The procedure/ How the author did it
Find, observe, obtain, associate, conclude, recommend
What the author found
Challenge, dismiss, dispute, diverge from, object to, oppose,
Considers the cited author’s position
Demonstrate, identify, improve, recognize, substantiate, highlight, confirm, prove
Your evaluation of the work
confuse, disregard, ignore, misuse, neglect, misinterpret, generalize, insist
Your negative evaluation of the work
Adapted from Chen (2001, p. 81) ‘Ways of knowing, ways of citing: a study of Chinese graduate students’ citation behaviour in thesis writing’

Reporting verbs and message

25 May

Reporting verbs and message


Acknowledge
Ask
Confirm
Determine
Express
Infer
Reject
Add
Assert
Contend
Discuss
Formulate
List
Reveal
Admit
Assume
Convey
Doubt
Identify
Maintain
Show
Advise
Caution
Declare
Endorse
Illustrate
Postulate
State
Advocate
Concede
Define
Establish
Imply
Propose
Stress
Agree
Concentrate
Deny
Examine
Include
Presume
Suggest
Argue
Condone
Describe
Explore
Indicate
Refute
Survey
Examples of reporting verbs
The message
Say, write, document, report, study
Giving factual information
View, believe, think, regard, consider, reflect
What the author thought
Categorise, assess, examine, use, compare, contrast, focus on, explain
Emphasise, invoke, note, point out, reason, posit, hypothesise, remark, detail
The procedure/ How the author did it
Find, observe, obtain, associate, conclude, recommend
What the author found
Challenge, dismiss, dispute, diverge from, object to, oppose,
Considers the cited author’s position
Demonstrate, identify, improve, recognize, substantiate, highlight, confirm, prove
Your evaluation of the work
confuse, disregard, ignore, misuse, neglect, misinterpret, generalize, insist
Your negative evaluation of the work
Adapted from Chen (2001, p. 81) ‘Ways of knowing, ways of citing: a study of Chinese graduate students’ citation behaviour in thesis writing’

Reporting verbs and message

25 May

Reporting verbs and message


Acknowledge
Ask
Confirm
Determine
Express
Infer
Reject
Add
Assert
Contend
Discuss
Formulate
List
Reveal
Admit
Assume
Convey
Doubt
Identify
Maintain
Show
Advise
Caution
Declare
Endorse
Illustrate
Postulate
State
Advocate
Concede
Define
Establish
Imply
Propose
Stress
Agree
Concentrate
Deny
Examine
Include
Presume
Suggest
Argue
Condone
Describe
Explore
Indicate
Refute
Survey
Examples of reporting verbs
The message
Say, write, document, report, study
Giving factual information
View, believe, think, regard, consider, reflect
What the author thought
Categorise, assess, examine, use, compare, contrast, focus on, explain
Emphasise, invoke, note, point out, reason, posit, hypothesise, remark, detail
The procedure/ How the author did it
Find, observe, obtain, associate, conclude, recommend
What the author found
Challenge, dismiss, dispute, diverge from, object to, oppose,
Considers the cited author’s position
Demonstrate, identify, improve, recognize, substantiate, highlight, confirm, prove
Your evaluation of the work
confuse, disregard, ignore, misuse, neglect, misinterpret, generalize, insist
Your negative evaluation of the work
Adapted from Chen (2001, p. 81) ‘Ways of knowing, ways of citing: a study of Chinese graduate students’ citation behaviour in thesis writing’

Reporting verbs and message

25 May

Reporting verbs and message


Acknowledge
Ask
Confirm
Determine
Express
Infer
Reject
Add
Assert
Contend
Discuss
Formulate
List
Reveal
Admit
Assume
Convey
Doubt
Identify
Maintain
Show
Advise
Caution
Declare
Endorse
Illustrate
Postulate
State
Advocate
Concede
Define
Establish
Imply
Propose
Stress
Agree
Concentrate
Deny
Examine
Include
Presume
Suggest
Argue
Condone
Describe
Explore
Indicate
Refute
Survey
Examples of reporting verbs
The message
Say, write, document, report, study
Giving factual information
View, believe, think, regard, consider, reflect
What the author thought
Categorise, assess, examine, use, compare, contrast, focus on, explain
Emphasise, invoke, note, point out, reason, posit, hypothesise, remark, detail
The procedure/ How the author did it
Find, observe, obtain, associate, conclude, recommend
What the author found
Challenge, dismiss, dispute, diverge from, object to, oppose,
Considers the cited author’s position
Demonstrate, identify, improve, recognize, substantiate, highlight, confirm, prove
Your evaluation of the work
confuse, disregard, ignore, misuse, neglect, misinterpret, generalize, insist
Your negative evaluation of the work
Adapted from Chen (2001, p. 81) ‘Ways of knowing, ways of citing: a study of Chinese graduate students’ citation behaviour in thesis writing’