Judging from reader comments, the most controversial topics discussed on this blog are (in no particular order):
- Full justification of text versus a ragged-right margin
- Two spaces after each sentence (a.k.a. French spacing) versus just one space
- Citations in text versus in footnote
Timothy Terrell and Stephen Armstrong have written a book and many articles on how to write so as to engage the reader and cater to the reader’s needs. In their latest article, Ambitious Introductions, they offer tips on how to write an introduction that will do those things.