The style files: explicitly avoid false conditionals

Roberts, Tony (2006) The style files: explicitly avoid false conditionals. Gazette of the Australian Mathematical Society, 33 (4). pp. 241-242. ISSN 0311-0729


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[Reminder]: After drafting an article,
search through your source for “can be” and
delete almost all of them. Similarly omit
other weakening conditionals like the other
examples above.
Make definite assertions. Avoid tame,
colorless, hesitating, non-committal
Strunk, Jr (1918), [3], §12)

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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, false conditionals
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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