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    Academic writing is easy!

    Look! You don't have to be a genius to write an academic paper. You don't even have to be a real person!

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...-academia.html

    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Academic writing is easy!

    I don't know in the English-speaking world, but over here, when you are pretentious enough to point out certain syntax/grammar mistakes to the person/people who wrote the paper, the answer usually is something like "Look, I'm an expert on Bio-molecular Changes in Single-cell Organisms Exposed to Gamma Ray (change to whatever other topic you might think about), and that's the way we say it". So there.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: Academic writing is easy!

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    I don't know in the English-speaking world, but over here, when you are pretentious enough to point out certain syntax/grammar mistakes to the person/people who wrote the paper, the answer usually is something like "Look, I'm an expert on Bio-molecular Changes in Single-cell Organisms Exposed to Gamma Ray (change to whatever other topic you might think about), and that's the way we say it". So there.
    ... and said with the same justification as a doctor saying to his patient, "Vide. Curabitur in medicina. Sic enim loquimur!" ("Look, I trained in Medicine. That's how we speak!"*)

    *Not actually true any more.

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