Re: Academic Writing

Subject: Re: Academic Writing
From: "Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 1997 09:43:09 -0800

Pete Kloppenburg writes:
>So let's not bash the academy too hard. Technical writing and
>academic writing have different aims and different audiences, and it
>would be a shame in my view if literary or rhetorical criticism
>began to appear in bulleted lists and small words.
>
>My apologies for the length. Not that long ago I was an academic,
>and I fear I was not counted among the 10%
>
Who better to bash the academy than apostate academics? As a friend of mine
in grad school once said about non-Catholics bashing Catholics, "When I want
anti-clericalism, I'll read Voltaire. At least he knew what he was talking
about."

--Wayne Douglass

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