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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Descriptive

Descriptive work doesn't have an argument. It merely points out obvious things. It surveys and describes but doesn't explain or explore. Of a weaker graduate student, we might say, "he'll be fine doing something descriptive." Encyclopedia articles won't get you tenure. In fact, they might even be held against you.

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