The style files: clarify this

Roberts, Tony (2006) The style files: clarify this. Gazette of the Australian Mathematical Society, 33 (2). pp. 104-105. ISSN 0311-0729

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[Summary]: How many times have you read a Reviewer’s comments and wondered how the Reviewer could possibly have misunderstood you that way? I suspect a lot of times. I know I despair of Reviewers many times. Yet often the Reviewer has misunderstood you because you have allowed him/her to misunderstand. Work with Reviewers to eliminate such misunderstandings. Clarify your pronouns, especially ‘this’. One should not aim at being possible to understand, but at being impossible to misunderstand. (Quintillion)


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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, clarify, clarity, misinterpretation, misunderstandings, ambiguity, pronouns, this
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/1298

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