The style files: prefer active writing to passive

Roberts, Tony (2006) The style files: prefer active writing to passive. Gazette of the Australian Mathematical Society, 33 (1). pp. 22-23. ISSN 0311-0729

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Abstract

[Summary]: Avoid passive phrases such as most “was” or “is” verbs. How? Attribute action to people or methods.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Please refer to URL link for access to paper.
Depositing User: Prof Tony Roberts
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:39
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: authorship, technical writing, scientific writing, writing style, writing techniques, passive, active
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1903 Journalism and Professional Writing > 190303 Technical Writing
01 Mathematical Sciences > 0199 Other Mathematical Sciences > 019999 Mathematical Sciences not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/1296

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