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Academic gobbledygook

Much has been written about the poor quality of academic writing. Examples include Steven Pinker, a Harvard University psychology professor, explaining why academics stink at writing… 384 more words

Agriculture And Human Values

Book Review: Self Discipline: Self Discipline Guide to Improve Self Confidence, Gain Will Power and Achieve Your Dreams

This book is poorly edited fluff. This writer did not bother to proofread his own work or hire a proofreader. Lesson one authors: hire a proofreader. 144 more words

Book Reviews

Why Read a Bad Story?

I’m listening to an audio book I don’t like. I’ve listened for about 5 hours, but I’m not giving up. It bothers me that I can’t figure out why I don’t like it.  965 more words

Thoughts

Sample of College Student Writing

The following is what our sister found on a computer in her class. She started editing it, but it was just so bad that she had to stop. 205 more words

Articles

Arthur's Pass to Franz Josef

After Punakaiki I quickly realised my days at turning up spontaneously at hostels/booking the night before were up. With everywhere booked up I didn’t actually have a place to stay. 530 more words

Gapyear

Reluctantly, I give this mess of a book 2 stars, but buyer beware!

I am sorry to have to post this review, but I have given the author, Amy Collins, over a month to make this right. Despite many emails preceding and after the one I quote, below, including promises of payment by a certain date and apologies for its lateness and a new promise, she has posted no payment and provided an unusually bizarre response to my having given her the deadline to respond by the end-of-business yesterday (Thursday, January 28)—see below. 1,696 more words

Indie Or Self-Publishing