Bob Fischer and Nathan Nobis wrote an article for the Chronicle of Higher Education titled Why Writing Better Will Make You a Better Person.

« Writing is an ethical activity, and becoming a better writer can make you a better person. »

« If you think readers are important, and that their time and reason are valuable, that should make a difference in how you write. If your writing gets the “TL;DR” reaction (too long; didn’t read), you might be failing to respect your readers: You’re wasting their time if you could have said the same thing more concisely.

Writing that is overly complicated, requiring too much thought to process, taxes readers unnecessarily. That’s bad in itself, but it’s also disrespectful…  »

« Ethics is, among other things, about how we treat others. And how we communicate with others is one dimension of how we treat them. »

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