THE TROUBLE WITH ACADEMIA: WRITE TO IMPRESS OR WRITE TO EXPRESS – The Express Tribune

 

ACADEMIA, ACADEMIC WRITING, PREDATORY JOURNALS

THE TROUBLE WITH ACADEMIA: WRITE TO IMPRESS OR WRITE TO EXPRESS

‘We are teaching university students that the language they use must consist of ‘impressive’ vocabulary and sentences must have academic syntax. The result is a fake, pretentious manner of prose that the author constructs to appease teachers and hit the word-limit while sounding ‘academic’. It is almost as if we demand that all papers consist of unnecessarily long sentences and boring expression’.

 

The trouble with academia: Write to impress or write to express? See on blogs.tribune.com.pk

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