Grammar Wars - The Grammar Wars The academics intentionally...

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Unformatted text preview: The Grammar Wars The academics intentionally make their work harder to comprehend than it needs to be argument The first time I read critical theory my question was, "Why couldn't this have been written clearly and simply?" I still have the same question, although I have long suspected that if the authors had done so they would not have been able to fill books and sound important. - comment left by bajan, CHE , 4/15/10 The academics use tortured and convoluted sentence structures to hide the inherent emptiness of their work argument I understand that there are ideas that are so difficult that their expression must be complex and dense. But I can tell you, after years of rejecting manuscripts submitted to university presses, most people's ideas aren't that brilliant. - Rachel Toor, CHE , 4/15/10 (and because they are lazy) I believe that most poor scholarly writing is a result of bad habits, of learning tricks of the academic trade as a way to try to fit in. And it's a result of lazy thinking. - Rachel Toor, CHE , 4/15/20 The actually, its everyone else who is lazy because they microwave their food and dont want to read Judith Butler all day long argument We seem to live in an age where things are supposed to be made simpler for people to become lazier! Just as we can have a machine cook for us by just pressing a button, we wish...
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