Economic Inquiry · Volume 23, Issue 2 · Economic Inquiry banner. ECONOMICAL WRITING. DONALD McCLOSKEY. *Department of Economics and of History. The book Economical Writing, Third Edition: Thirty-Five Rules for Clear and Persuasive Prose, Deirdre N. McCloskey is published by University of Chicago. McCloskey, Donald, Economical Writing, Economic Inquiry, (Apr.) p. Page 2. McCloskey, Donald, Economical Writing, Economic Inquiry,
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Kudos to my professor, because this book is incredible.
Chapter 22 Watch Punctuation. Most academics probably last took a class in writing their freshman year, maybe sophomore unless they are of the sort who found a way to test out of that. Improve your prose through the Game of Writing.
The author lays out several rules and details that help the reader understand more efficient ways to write exactly what you mcckoskey meaning to say. At least cognitive scientists have the excuse that our scientific understanding of the mind is very poor, and we are basically unable to bridge the gulf between low-level neural operations and high-level thoughts and behaviors.
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McCloskey lays out some very insightful guidelines for crafting a strong economic argument, and anyone challenged to write for an academic audience would do well to examine those guidelines. The author lays out several rules and details that help the reader understand more efficient ways to write exactly what you are meaning to say.
They tend to be dry and uninviting. McCloskeys systematic treatment provides a range of insights and practical advice for better writing by scholars in every field.
A valuable short guide for mastering the craft of academic writing! Hendrix rated it really liked it. Yes, the folk mcxloskey does get some things wrong; the “cheap foreign labor” narrative is overly simplistic, ecnomical the “collapsing industrial base” is a wrongheaded way of looking at the transition mcclloskey scarcity to post-scarcity manufacturing technology.
Transitioning from undergraduate to graduate writing techniques is very difficult for me. Is that inflation-adjusted by the way? Write Early Rather Than Late 9. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
This is one of the books you inevitably have to buy. And speaking of those, what nonsense is this “basic necessity”? Shelter is only one of the fundamental survival needs of the Maslow hierarchy. I’d definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in writing or finding writing difficult, even if they are not economists. Jan 23, Jack Raia rated it really liked it. You Will Need Tools writin Economical Writing by Deirdre N. Open Preview See a Problem? Mar 29, Bill Zhou rated it it was amazing Shelves: In these paragraphs McCloskey exhibits the same error of the cognitive science eliminativists, albeit if anything more egregiously.
The author follows her own advice in writing an economical short book.
Economical Writing, Third Edition
The rest is good advice for any writer to heed. Thanks for telling us about the problem. For our splendid science. Jul 17, Trey Malone rated it it was amazing. Read, Out Loud This is a strunk and white for the social science set, and using it to look over my own writing in the past year has helped. This is a way to address it without adding much additional expense to their book costs. McCloskey’s writing is so succinct, friendly and easy to read, and her advice on writing is already helping me improve my uni assignments.
Then again, they are nothing new; I had read them many times before and I expect to read them again in the future. It is, as she says, speed directed at the point, and the point is to wriying writers of economics tips to improve their writing.
It was cute, but I’m not sure how useful it will really be. Lessons in Clarity and Grace, which is both richer in the similar advice it gives and more timeless in the ways it diverges from McCloskey. Place it next to the desk from where you are writing.
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Write a customer review. McCloskey’s systematic treatment provides a range of insights and practical advice for better writing by scholars in every field. I’ve been graded down for this on occasion, and it always annoys me.
After reading this, I understood why I was receiving so many red marks. This one is short, efficient, and to the point. Economical Writing, Third Edition: Sep 15, Vysloczil rated it it was amazing Shelves: Does McCloskey write with a sense that is also a sense of humor?
Books by Deirdre N. I wouldn’t say it is a “how-to” book, but this book has definitely helped me already in my writing. Chapter 9 You Will Need Tools. Trained at Harvard as an economist, she has written fifteen books and edited seven more, and mccolskey published mccooskey three hundred and sixty articles on economic theory, economic history, philosophy, rhetoric, feminism, ethics, and law.
Some jargon should probably be deprecated, like “heteroskedasticity” isn’t “non-constant variance” much more straightforward?
A consumer can “afford” medical care, maybe only “barely afford” it, “needs” housing and views food as a “basic necessity”. Shameless plug for my forthcoming paper “Markets fail to maximize utility in mcccloskey presence of wealth disparity”.