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Paul Kelleher

"Learn to write well. When you think you write pretty well, learn to write even better" So I read a ton of John Broome and tried to become addicted to active verbs.


Learning to write well is pretty high up there for great advice I've received.

Some specific writing advice I've received that I think was good: avoid unnecessary jargon, symbols, etc. E.g., don't give a position some weird name, like "Princ*" when an ordinary English name would do. Also, I was told that for most all papers, you should include a short section explaining what the import of the paper's thesis for other issues in philosophy. Most papers *dont* do this, but they might draw more interest if they did.

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