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The Grammar Wars
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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
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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
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(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
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The “actually, it’s everyone else who is lazy because they microwave their food and don’t 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 
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