SUBJECT: Stop what you're doing RIGHT NOW
. . .unless you're, like, in the ER or something, and read Strunk and
White's advice on using the active voice. It's tip #14, and it's on
page 18 of the edition I have.
While you're at it, read #15, #16, and #17, too.
Seriously, you people have a love affair with the passive voice. And
you know what? It's time to break it off. He's just not that into
you (or your thesis).
Tip #14 folks, tip #14.
Your professor, your readers, your employers, and your country will
That is all.
Monday, April 06, 2009
You might be a little jaded by grading if you sent this e-mail to your grad students
I'm just saying, you know, hypothetically.