A Guide to Writing Good Academic Prose

November 30, 2016

No one wants their writing to be the subject of ridicule and disdain, but that’s the lot of many academic writers, whose turgid, clumsy, lumpy prose is deemed largely unapproachable by a general readership. What’s the harm in writing for the few? Many good ideas that might be of public benefit are cloistered away. In this 32-page collection, Steven Pinker and other writing experts describe what’s wrong with academic prose and practical steps to improve it.

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