The question I think I have after reading this and from my own experience is really based on the idea of need or necessity. Is it really necessary for "professional" or "publishable" writing to be jargon filled and not conversational? As for me, as any professor who has ever graded anything I've ever written can tell you, I always address my audience in some way (ding) and always want to be in conversation with whoever is choosing to read my work (ding). Alternatively, I've read over 300 lab reports at this point and I can tell you I'm just bored unless someone has a sense of humor or manages to get me into conversation I feel the need for. Now this isn't to say that I don't believe that these writing styles have merit, but it is meant to question the general restrictions that are held in education settings. Is it worth holding onto these constrictions and do they stifle what could otherwise be amazing authors and writers?
~Johnathon T. Hall