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“Academic Prejudice”

published 20/10/2011

AdvantagesThought provoking and interesting to read

DisadvantagesSome rather nasty prejudices are dressed up in academic jargon here, weird English in translation

...Paul Scheffer, a Dutch academic, sets out to address the "problems" caused by immigration from developing countries to Western Europe and the US. Immigrant Nations was first published in the Netherlands in 2007 but has been translated into English this year. This book is a development of earlier pontifications on tensions between Dutch born people and Muslim immigrants, starting in 2000...

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Advantagessummer hols are over!

Disadvantagestime to splash the cash

...As a mother of a 7 year old girl (who seems to have turned into a diva overnight) getting things for the start of the new academic year has turned into a task which she has dominated more than ever! However, going into Year 3 at school last week meant I had 3 years experience already so I knew to get the essentials well in advance of the end of August to avoid queuing outside the uniform shop...

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AdvantagesAn admirable aim of improving academic writing, easy to read and well illustrated

DisadvantagesShort on concrete suggestions and I don't agree with all her criticisms

...It sometimes surprises those who know little of the workings of academia that the lecturers entrusted to teach students receive little, if any, formal pedagogical training. What ? on reflection ? seems almost equally surprising is that most academics, for all their focus on writing and publishing research, get very little training in writing either. Most learn simply by imitating those they read...

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