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Thursday, February 09, 2006

random writing quirks of mine

  • I read a lot of papers with the words 'due to.' I always want to strike that out and replace it with 'because of.'
  • With undergraduate papers, wide margins and big fonts are the norm. With bad papers, thin margins and tiny fonts are the norm, though thin and tiny are relative here.
  • 'Therefore' and 'thus' are overused. Also 'Note that.'
  • I tend to write in a boring and monotone way. All my sentences are the same length. Unless I am very careful.
  • I am nervous of 'track changes.'
  • I now wish that I had needed to do more writing in high school, college, and graduate school.

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