Gelman’s Advice on Writing Research Articles

Some silly but useful advice: go through and remove all contentless words and phrases, such as:
– “Of course”
– “Note that”
– “Interestingly”
– “very”
– “nice”
– “We can see that”
– “It is important to note that”

Andrew Gelman

I don’t encounter the word “nice” in many research articles, but the rest of these are common and useless. Cut them with extreme prejudice. – Ben

Read Advice on Writing Research Articles in Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *