TATIANA TOLSTOVA
Associate Professor at Samara National Research University's Department of Foreign Languages and Russian as a Foreign Language | Samara, Russia.
Tatiana Tolstova is an Associate Professor at Samara National Research University's Department of Foreign Languages and Russian as a Foreign Language. She also coordinates the University's Office of Academic Communication.

Tatiana holds a PhD in Philology from Lomonosov Moscow State University. In 2004 she was awarded a Morley Research Scholarship from the English Language Institute at the University of Michigan (USA). The scholarship provided her invaluable experience working with the staff of this well respected institute headed by Prof. John Swales, a prominent researcher who has authored many internationally renowned books on Academic Writing, Genre Analysis and Corpus Linguistics. Tatiana strives daily to share her knowledge experience and passion for language with her colleagues and students.

"Solicitous Skeletons: Scaffolding Scientists Starting to Publish in English".

This lifehack is based on John Swales' perceptions that the cognitive structure of a research article consists of a sequence of stretches performing a particular communicative function – moves. These moves are normally verbalized in fixed "skeleton" phrases. Researchers who are not confident when writing in English could build their ideas as "flesh" on the skeletons to produce their article.
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