Dissertation Writing Tip: Anthropomorphisms [Video Transcript]

Hello and welcome back! My name is Dr. Cheryl Lentz, owner of The Refractive Thinker® Press. Today our focus for Tips for Effective Dissertation Writing is on Anthropomorphisms.

We begin first with a definition.

What are Anthropomorphisms?

According to Merriam-Webster (2012),


Definition of ANTHROPOMORPHISM: an interpretation of what is not human or personal in terms of human or personal characteristics: humanization

[Definition from: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anthropomorphism]

Please note the following examples:

          Incorrect: The article discussed why research is important to students.

          Correct: Smith (2012) discussed the importance of research to academic students.

Remember that an article cannot discuss anything. Only the writer or a person can discuss.

For more tips on effective academic writing, please visit other areas of my blog. Thank you for joining me. My name is Dr. Cheryl Lentz and I hope you find these suggestions within this video helpful. Good luck to you in your academic writing pursuits. Cheers!

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Dr. Cheryl Lentz
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