“The Curse of Knowledge.”
Is this what’s responsible for bad writing?
Harvard psychology professor Steven Pinker talks about writing…the good, the bad, and the ugly. How it goes wrong and how to get it right.
No fancy-shmancy words necessary. No highfalutin prose required. Just straight-forward, understandable, words and sentences.
Steven Pinker is a cognative scientist, the Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, and he’s the Chair of the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary.
His new book is The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century: