#357: An explanation for why we have trouble reading academic journals and jargon-dominating texts

“The problem is that as we become proficient at our job or hobby we come to use these catchwords so often that they flow out of our fingers automatically, and we forget that our readers may not be members of the clubhouse in which we learned them.”

Steven Pinker

What exactly is this problem, and how does it make formal texts so hard for us to comprehend? Read the full article here to find out: The Single Reason Why People Can’t Write, According to a Harvard Psychologist by Glenn Leibowitz

#357: An explanation for why we have trouble reading academic journals and jargon-dominating texts