[PW] Do you imagine articles on subjects your knowledgeable say more than you do?

John M. Baker jb5911 at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 9 08:37:56 PST 2020


 This sounds like the curse of knowledge, where the writer tends to assume that the reader has as much knowledge about the subject as the writer does.  You might start with the Wikipedia article on the subject.

John Baker


    On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 11:19:54 AM EST, Cathy Wilterding <cathy_wilterding at retiree.tarleton.edu> wrote:  
 
 Anecdotal response = When I taught technical writing, I often told my students to take this approach when testing instructions they've written.  These "unskilled" readers always helped the writers revise to create more developed documents.

I would also assume an "uninformed reader" mindset when I read students' papers -- technical writing, research results, literary criticism, etc. -- because it helped me help them spots underdeveloped parts of their papers.

Cathy Wilterding

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Subject: [PW] Do you imagine articles on subjects your knowledgeable say more than you do?

Hello Wombats.
I was watching YouTube(I thought it was "Marty Lobdell - Study Less Study Smart" or "LEADERSHIP LAB: The Craft of Writing Effectively")

and the guy said you should have someone that doesn't know the subject read your paper because if you're knowledgeable about the subject of the paper you'll imagine it said more than it actual does.
Any one heard that before?

I'm also looking is there is any proper research on it but I'll be satisfied for ant proof i didn't just dream it.

Thanks for your time,Alta

--- It is with books as with the fire in our hearths; we go to a neighbor to get the embers and light it when we return home, pass it on to others, and it belongs to everyone.
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