Passive prose is keeping research from reaching the masses

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  • Ever struggled to understand a scholarly article, and ended up passing it over for citation? Turns out you are not alone.

Passive prose is keeping research from reaching the masses

Ever struggled to understand a scholarly article, and ended up passing it over for citation? Turns out you are not alone.

New research shows that abstract, technical, and passive prose keeps important research from reaching the masses. Tianyu Gu, an assistant professor of Marketing and colleagues show that readers struggle to understand this type of writing, and therefore tend to pass it by.

Read their recommendations for writing better academic articles at AMA.

2021-05-04T14:32:03-06:00May 3rd, 2021|

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