Meme of the Week #3 – Deciphering Academese

As we eagerly await a new semester at SJSU, it’s time to start brushing up on those skills!  Have you been doing your suggested reading? Or, have you already bought a new planner and vowed to not procrastinate?

This week, we’re sharing an oldie but goodie about the art of academic writing. Jorge Cham, the creator of the wildly popular academic-themed PHD Comics, pokes a little fun at how academic writers (especially graduate students, in this case) might elevate their language when they mean something a little more realistic:

PHD Comics
PHD Comics

Stay tuned for more fun memes!




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