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An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science$
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Michael Hochberg

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198804789

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198804789.001.0001

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Emphasis and Finesse

Emphasis and Finesse

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(p.72) 11 Emphasis and Finesse
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An Editor's Guide to Writing and Publishing Science
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Michael Hochberg

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198804789.003.0011

Scientific writing should be rigorous but also needs to avoid monotony. The judicious use of adverbs can greatly enhance both communicative quality and reader engagement. This chapter presents strategies for writing interesting prose without sacrificing neutrality.

Keywords:   Qualifiers, paradox of the heap, consistency, terminology, wording, weasel words

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