The Simplest Rule

In a lecture on academic writing a lecturer once put this sentence up on a slide, which he had extracted from a published work, I can’t remember the exact wording but I’ll paraphrase

“The results of our investigation into the relationship between mlr137 and anxiety reduction are that as the level of mlr137 increased the rate of anxiety reduction (the amount by which anxiety was reduced) decreased in response to the mlr137 dose.”

Did you follow that? If not, let me try again: “Mlr137 increased anxiety.” With that in mind, lets talk about rules.


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