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I didn't know whether to take my Ph.D. adviser's remark as a compliment. "You don't write like a scientist," he said, handing me back the progress report for a grant that I had written for him. In my dream world, tears would have come to his eyes, and he would have squealed, "You write like a poet!"

In reality, though, he just frowned. He had meant it as a criticism. I don't write like a scientist, and apparently that's bad.

I asked for an example, and he pointed to a sentence on the first page. "See that word?" he said. "Right there. That is not science."

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Mar 24th, 2012 at 04:23:27 PM EST
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