A plethora of academics use baroque vernacular to articulate significance. Huh? Let’s try that again. A large number of students use big words to try to sound important. Does it work? Not really, according to Inc.com. The reason you should probably ditch your thesaurus? You want your writing to be inclusive and appeal to a large audience.
Using unnecessary big words can often hinder your message from spreading because readers want to read something quickly and easily. They do not want to pull out their dictionaries to decipher what was said. (more…)