How can I write clearly or with clarity? How do I conquer my fear of writing? These are some questions that you will find answers to in "The Graduate Student As Writer: Encouragement for the Budding Scholar.
Author: Shuyi Chua
Publisher: Independently Published
"When is it the best time to publish?""What are drafting and freewriting and why are they important?""Do you need to be very knowledgeable to publish?""Why are some students more successful in publishing than others?""Why am I afraid to write?"These are some questions that you will find answers to in "The Graduate Student As Writer: Encouragement for the Budding Scholar." As graduate students, you may feel the pressure to write and publish. You may compare yourselves to peers who have already published. Or you want to improve your chances of finding an academic position after graduation. However, the process of writing and publishing is not straightforward and seldom discussed amongst students, leaving many to stumble along and figure things out alone.If you are looking for some heart-to-heart talk from one graduate student to another on the mindset, skills, and process that are needed for effective and efficient writing and publishing, this book is for you.This book simplifies the writing process into four stages: Drafting, Feedback, Rewriting and Editing. It maintains that a graduate student is not merely training to be an academic, but is also a writer and artist. It also addresses misconceptions about writing that can hinder your progress, such as thinking that you must have it all together before you can begin.This book is written with the graduate student from a Social Science field in mind, but students of all fields will find its contents applicable.If you feel discouraged that you're not making progress in your writing, this book with chapters in bite-sized readings will encourage you and give you insights into your fears and inspiration to uplift you.Chapters of the book include: "Writing as a Tool", "Begin Writing at Every Stage of your Graduate Studies", "Start Small Wherever You Are", "Fear of Feedback", and "Value and Enjoy the Process, Not Just the Outcome."