On Academic Writing

As we gear up for the first set of papers in our fall classes, here’s a nice article from Times Higher Education about academic writing and its pitfalls.

Some choice bits —

Academic writing is a matter of making appropriate choices, not of following ironclad rules. When confident writers push back against disciplinary conventions, those conventions often shift to accommodate the new style.

If we want our work to be consequential – to have an impact in the world – we owe it to our readers to write with conviction, craft and style.

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I teach Shakespeare and early modern literature at St. John's in New York City.

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