Wednesday, February 27, 2008

An Open Letter to Academics

Dear people of academia,

Writing constitutes a large portion of your jobs, and its important that you be good at it. This consistent mistake, appearing everywhere from NSERC applications to published papers, really makes me ashamed of you.

AFFECT: verb "... how X affects Y ..."
EFFECT: noun "... the effect of X on Y..."

Thank you,

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