Instant Weight-Loss: January 2023

Are there too many words in your draft? In some cases—especially if you're writing for publication or funding—you'll be asked or required to stay within a length limit. But how do you know what to cut out without losing important content? Here's an update on my first "Instant Weight Loss" posting, with 2 more strategies … Continue reading Instant Weight-Loss: January 2023

Replaced by a robot…?

As a teacher of academic and professional writing, I often worked with students who were struggling with grammar and word-choice. Around 2014-15, students started asking whether it was worth using automatic writing evaluation (AWE) tools such as Grammarly. To test the tool, I doctored some of my own writing and ran it through a Grammarly … Continue reading Replaced by a robot…?