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Category Archives: style
is academic writing changing?
Just the other day. Just the other day someone asked me if I thought that academic writing was becoming more ‘authentic’. I didn’t really understand what this meant. But then I got it – ‘authentic’ writing was when academic writers … Continue reading
Posted in good academic writing, Helen Sword, reader, style, style and structure Tagged academic writing, audience, changing academic writing, Pat Thomson, style 18 Comments
a book about style and form
I read at least one book about writing every month. Because nobody sends me these for free, this means I buy at least one book about writing each month. I know you are imagining my bookshelves, but rest easy, most … Continue reading
Posted in academic writing, Amitava Kumar, form, style Tagged Amitava Kumar, form, style 7 Comments
style, tone and grammar – native speaker bias in peer reviews
This is a guest post from Dr Randi Stebbins. Randi is Director of the University of Iceland Centre for Writing. Peer review is a central part of academic publication. The process of back and forth between authors and reviewers is … Continue reading
Posted in English language, grammar, journal article, peer review, reviewing, style Tagged "native speaker", grammar, peer reviewing, publication in English, Randi Stebbins, style 2 Comments