Academic Writing Style -- why?

Subject: Academic Writing Style -- why?
From: Dianna Massey <dmassey -at- CELERITY -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 1998 09:34:05 -0500

Often, the outcome of one scientific study or experiment is based the work
of many other scientists' studies and experiments. This leads to another
reason some scientists prefer the impersonal writing style -- it does not
imply that a particular group of scientists is wholly responsible for a
breakthrough or discovery. As stated by others, the result is the
important aspect.

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