I read a lot psychology abstracts, so I enjoyed this post on Neuroskeptic that compiles sentences culled from the abstracts. The problem for an abstract writer is:
“How do you make the commonplace sound like a scientific problem?
Well… it’s hard. Hard to do it without sounding like a cross between Spock and Captain Obvious.”
Here is one example:
“The social category “children” defines a group of individuals who are perceived to be distinct.”