Academic Writing

Kathleen Quinn, a former editor on The New York Times op-ed page, in the April/May issue of Lingua Franca

Maybe I should tell you that there is another reason why academics have such a hard time getting their articles published on the Op-Ed page, even over long Christmas weekends. ...

Academic writing stinks.

I'm sorry. I know it doesn't stink to fellow academics. I'd even be willing to admit that, in a parallel reality, it qualifies as great. Personally, I think