Tag Archives: Scholarly writing

Why is this reading so hard?

It’s a fact of scholarly life that some of the reading we do is just plain difficult. Sometimes this is because scholarly writing is obtuse, dense and, well, not really very good. But that’s not always the case. Sometimes the texts that we read are simply hard to grasp. That’s because their writers are dealing […] … learn more→

Do we dare write for readers?

Go ahead. Keep working on your book. But before you finish, I hope you\’ll consider a modest proposal. Your book will never be entirely yours—it can\’t be. Because the book you\’re writing needs an important collaborator: the reader. Today our paradigms for scholarly writing may never have seemed less paradigmatic, our disciplinary affirmations never less […] … learn more→