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Link: Why Academics’ Writing Stinks – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Truth:

“When Calvin explained to Hobbes, “With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog,” he got it backward. Fog comes easily to writers; it’s the clarity that requires practice.”

Why Academics’ Writing Stinks – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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RameyLady

I write. I design. I cook. I read. I make music. I talk to people -- all kinds of people.

I used to teach and hopefully will do so again someday.

My dream job would be a cross between barrista and consultant, with a large helping of international travel and bohemian wandering through concerts, museums, galleries, and open spaces.

Somewhere back in time, my students started calling me "RameyLady" and the name stuck. I like it. There's a Ramey-man too. He's a much better writer but he seems to be too humble to share it with the world....at least, not yet.

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  1. “Few graduate programs teach writing. Few academic journals stipulate clarity among their criteria for acceptance, and few reviewers and editors enforce it. While no academic would confess to shoddy methodology or slapdash reading, many are blasé about their incompetence at writing…. In writing badly, we are wasting each other’s time, sowing confusion and error, and turning our profession into a laughingstock.” Academics (and others) do well to remember what they were taught in middle school: consider audience and purpose and write for the ear.

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