Generalization Is Bad for Writing

The impact of making broad arguments is bad writing

Edward Anderson
ILLUMINATION-Curated
5 min readMar 6, 2024

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When making generalized statements in any form of content, it weakens the argument that one is trying to make.

What is a generalization? It’s an argument that includes a broad group of people. An example can be “all men” or “all women,” followed by the point that the creator is trying to make.

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Edward Anderson
ILLUMINATION-Curated

Edward has written hundreds of acclaimed true crime articles and has won numerous awards for his short stories. His most recent book is Barbenheimer.