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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Why Academics Stink at Writing

Steven Pinker at the Chronicle of Higher Education,
"Instead of moralistic finger-pointing or evasive blame-shifting, perhaps we should try to understand academese by engaging in what academics do best: analysis and explanation. An insight from literary analysis and an insight from cognitive science go a long way toward explaining why people who devote their lives to the world of ideas are so inept at conveying them."
(via Arts & Letters Daily)

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