Ask Dr. Editor
The criticism that some academic writing can be difficult to read shouldn’t be ignored.
The use of jargon can be effective in journal articles and grant applications – but use it sparingly when writing for a wider audience.
To adopt a decolonizing approach, you’ll need to know what Indigenous sovereignty looks like.
How to lighten your reader’s cognitive load in your academic writing.
A six-step approach for doing the (seemingly) impossible task of applying reviewer feedback to your journal article.
Ineffective colour can make an otherwise compelling image incomprehensible.
The singular “they” and your power to choose as an academic writer.
There are many tools that measure readability scores, but few contexts in which they’re useful for academics.
The political and persuasive significance of being intentionally hard to understand.
How to immerse yourself in the linguistic world in which your readers live, write, and think.
When authoring together, be innovative in language and structure, but conform to convention as you submit your work to be published.
How three free algorithms can help you to edit efficiently.
Strategies to surprise and excite your audience.
The IMRAD, hourglass and inverted pyramid structures are all options you can use – it is up to you to find which works best for your article.
Your discipline and its conventions shape how you do research. How might they also shape your approach in the classroom?
Be conscious and deliberate with how you occupy the landscape of your writing.
Many academics are chronically sleep deprived. When you’re writing your most important documents, ensure your formatting makes it easy for tired brains to process your words.
When you can’t tell how to conjugate “to be,” your lay summary isn’t laying correctly.