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Started by HappilyTenured, October 28, 2023, 06:04:46 PM
Quote from: Puget on October 29, 2023, 07:32:29 AMIs it really not meeting academic "standards" or just your field's typical academic style? If it is truly not meeting standards, then you need to provide detailed comments on their drafts as to what is missing/wrong with it, and go over these comments with them. But as others have mentioned, if they are just writing in a more journalistic style than typical academic writing in your discipline, it is worth considering if this might be a breath of fresh air rather than a problem. Most academics would really benefit from learning to write succinct, clear, punchy and straightforward prose. This is something I really work on with my students, who sometimes come into my (science) field with bad habits from college writing classes (taught almost entirely by humanities instructors)- I'm forever telling them to simplify sentence structures, cut unnecessary words, etc.