Book Reviews


Titelseite Learn To Write Badly
Source: Cambridge University Press

March 2020

Learn to Write Badly. How to Succeed in the Social Sciences.

by Michael Billig

“You have to study long and hard to write […] badly.” (p.11)

Michael Billig describes the relationship between the working conditions of academic social scientists and the linguistic nature of their output. He believes the commercial culture of academic work leads to increased competition and subsequently to the need of self-promotion alongside gross and hasty production of texts. More ...

 

Titelseite Learn To Write Badly
Source: Cambridge University Press