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.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
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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 : 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

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