The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

“Why is so much writing so bad? And how can we make it better?” Professor Steven Pinker has been praised for his ability to transform extremely complex ideas and concepts into short, simple sentences. In this lecture he talks about legalese and academese; about coherence and collocations, and about “The Curse of Knowledge”. His message is clear: You can be one of the most distinguished scholars on the planet and still use simple language.

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