Friday, July 18, 2008

(50) Overgeneralization and Stereotyping

Writers should avoid broad generalizations and stereotypes. [DELETE/ REVISE]

Overgeneralizations and stereotypes are signals of immature and careless perspectives and writing. In academic and scholarly settings, writing that is nuanced is more effective than writing that overgeneralizes.

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