Words to use in dissertation
In scientific/technical writing, there’s an opportunity to use words that you may not use on a daily basis. And when you spend most of your waking hours writing for months at a time, you begin to see patterns in the words you use. I definitely have words I use…and I most likely overuse them. I’m getting pretty sick of these, for example:
During the course of research, you end up reading a lot in addition to all the writing. This is when I usually notice words that are awesome that I should be using.
Here’s a short list of some my favorites. I like them because they sound very “scholarly” and if you use them in popular writing or spoken in casual conversation, you usually come off as a snooty ass (or maybe British).
I also didn’t have the guts to title a chapter or a section “On the ______ “. Putting the “on” there is pretty sweet.