For, and, nor, but, or, yet: nothing to do with waterways

How cheering to see an article about the importance of writing. I don’t want to overemphasise the importance of a single instance or to be taken as supporting the methods described: I have not studied their advantages and disadvantages. But I am firmly of the opinion that (a) writing is important and (b) writing and thinking are inseparable. Furthermore, I am heartened to see that some of the things I have said to PhD students — about the importance of the short words that show the connections between concepts and ideas — are repeated in the Atlantic article.

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