Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Did you think I wouldn't recognize this compromise, am I just too stupid to realize?

Now it's time to share some tips on how to write, as given to me by my advisor:

"Simplification is always good. You should assume* that the people who are reading your work are stupider than you."

I'm not sure if I should take that as a compliment or an insult.








*And people wonder why scientists tend to be arrogant. With training like that, how can we help it?

6 comments:

jiggins said...

Well I tend to agree.. and while I am no great writer - it helps to imagine that I am writing for a group of 5th graders.. they are smart you know :) They have their own game show!

A.B. said...

My Mister scored a perfect 800 in math (twice) on his SATs... and can't put together a complete sentence to save his life... so I understand.

Happy Thanksgiving Native!

steph said...

...stale incense, old sweat, and lies, lies, lies!

happy thanksgiving!

Manuel said...

what a dick....should have smacked him....

TROLL said...

It's sound advice although he could have been kinder in his choice of adjectives.

mindy said...

Does the same thing go for writing on your blog?