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comment Are contractions antithetical to academic writing?
@CraigSefton Thanks! I will look into the APA Style Guide.
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comment Are contractions antithetical to academic writing?
@CraigSefton The reviewers are anonymous and there is no conversation I can have with them. It is a bit chaotic situation in CS academic conferences. I do not know whom to actually ask - people only cite specific do and do not's without explaining the "whys" or even a try.
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comment Are contractions antithetical to academic writing?
How do I know which style guide to refer to? No style guide was ever recommended to me - I just write! I do not study at a privileged place and I mostly gauge these things by reading other academic articles. However, you can not always reverse engineer everything and some level of pedagogy is always beneficial. Specifically, I am writing articles for a Computer Science research conference/journal. Since the reviewers have pointed out that contractions should not be used would it make sense to assume that the APA Style guide is preferred over the MLA?
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