I'm updating a technical document, and the phrase "left as an exercise for the reader" is used twice. However, that phrase is something that just irks me, so I'm thinking about removing it and revising those sentences.
One of the instances is this quotation:
…a precise account of the principles and practices is left as an exercise for the reader.
So I have two questions:
- Is this phrase one that can be considered appropriate for technical writing?
- Is there a better way to phrase this idea in a technical document? If so, what is it?