Can Academics Write Well?

Academics need to write better, and they can. So argues Helen Sword in Stylish Academic Writing (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2012), a book written to equip academic writers to write with style and creativity instead of dull, opaque monotony. Though many academics feel that custom and editorial requirements restrain their creativity and style, they have significantly more wiggle room and freedom than they might think. Sword writes to free up and equip academic writers to experiment with their writing style.

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