Sunday, July 23, 2006

Dictionary of useful research phrases

I am disgusted whenever I see phrases like " is easy to show that...", "...after some simple algebra we arrive at...". I think of them as signs of laziness. Write your technical articles clearly and don't waste people's time by forcing them to guess your oh-so-clever proofs. Dictionary of useful research phrases is a nice piece that will help you uncover author's mindset:

It has long been known = I didn't look up the original reference.

It is hoped that this study will stimulate further investigation in this field = This is a lousy paper, but so are all the others on this miserable topic.

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