Quick Link: Why Academics’ Writing Stinks

academicwritingBad writing is a deliberate choice. Scholars in the softer fields spout obscure verbiage to hide the fact that they have nothing to say. They dress up the trivial and obvious with the trappings of scientific sophistication, hoping to bamboozle their audiences with highfalutin gobbledygook.

Steven Pinker: Why Academics’ Writing Stinks
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