What I’m reading 15 Jan 2017 through 24 Jan 2017

Getting Started on Academic Twitter v2.0 – A current introduction and advice. – (twitter en3177 ) Editing wars at London Bridge Street – When procedures are offered up as irony, it's art. – (strunknwhite grammar ) The Music Donald Trump Can’t Hear – The New Yorker – The New Yorker weighs in on authoritarianism in… Continue reading What I’m reading 15 Jan 2017 through 24 Jan 2017

What I’m reading 12 Jul 2015 through 15 Jul 2015

Technology Fails Plagiarism, Citation Tests – "plagiarism detection software is being unmasked as not as effective as using browser search engines." But with Turnitin, you don't actually have to read the paper. Maybe I'm cynical, but I'm thinking we don't trust our own judgements. But the better argument is this, "Both plagiarism detection and citation… Continue reading What I’m reading 12 Jul 2015 through 15 Jul 2015

elements of styles

Here’s an observation from Jonathan Yardly at the Washington Post that pinpoints exactly where appeals to StrunkNWhite go wrong: As White writes: “Avoid the elaborate, the pretentious, the coy, and the cute. Do not be tempted by a twenty-dollar word when there is a ten-center handy, ready and able.” As both Strunk and White were… Continue reading elements of styles