TITLE: Patterns in My Writing
AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford
DATE: July 07, 2008 1:58 PM
While reading this morning I came across a link to
College students should read it, because it points
out many of the common anti-patterns in the essays
that we professors see -- even in papers written for
computer science courses.
Of course, if you read this blog, you know that my
writing is a poster child for linguistic diffidence,
and pat expressions are part of my stock in trade.
It's sad to know that these anti-patterns make up
so much of my word count.
This web page also introduced me to Roberts's book
Patterns in English. With that title, I
must check it out. I needed a better reason to stop
by the library than merely to return books I have
finished. Now I have one.