The Productive Academic Writer

In this book, his goal is to assist you to to do what you are already doing more effectively and efficiently with minimal stress, and possibly to identify and eliminate those activities and habits that interfere with your academic writing ...

Author: Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan

Publisher: Transdependenz LLC

ISBN: 9781937145057

Category: Education

Page: 120

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Are you an academic feeling stressed out because of the increasing demands placed upon you to work harder and produce more? If so, you are not alone. The intense pressure of graduate, post-doctoral study, and early-career academia leading to mental health problems is now well-known. Publish or perish! Have you had the excruciating experience of sitting in front of the computer and staring at the monitor hoping that words would start appearing magically forming sentences and paragraphs? Have you ever given up after starting a manuscript resigning to the idea that you just don’t have enough time to complete it now, but that you will come back to it later which never happened? Having played the role of a student, post-doc, researcher, research faculty member, author, reviewer, and editor, Kasthurirangan "Rangan" Gopalakrishnan, Ph.D., fully understands and empathizes with the struggles and pleasures of academic work. In this book, his goal is to assist you to to do what you are already doing more effectively and efficiently with minimal stress, and possibly to identify and eliminate those activities and habits that interfere with your academic writing productivity. You are invited to learn and explore how to: Overcome your limiting beliefs and dismantle common myths about writing that can interfere with your productivity Set SMART goals Develop a weekly plan and daily To-Do lists that puts writing as one of the topmost priorities Use freewriting technique to write a lot and produce the messy first draft Use writing to stimulate your critical thinking Set a timer while you write and monitor your daily output to improve your productivity Use an accountability mechanism suited for you to overcome feelings of isolation, exchange and learn new ideas, socialize and connect with other writers

Becoming an Academic Writer

This book helps academic writers gain control over writing and publishing, master specific aspects of academic writing, and improve their productivity. Patricia Goodson offers weekly exercises and tools to achieve these goals.

Author: Patricia Goodson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781452203867

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 225

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This book helps academic writers gain control over writing and publishing, master specific aspects of academic writing, and improve their productivity. Patricia Goodson offers weekly exercises and tools to achieve these goals. The exercises are theoretically-grounded and empirically-based, comprising a set of behavioral principles (e.g., writing regularly, separating generating from editing) and specific practices (weekly exercises) which ensure success. The author draws on research on writing and productivity in college settings, together with insights into the practice patterns of elite performers (such as Olympic athletes), to develop a set of key principles. This book uniquely combines these successful principles with a set of original exercises applicable to the writing needs of college professors and students.

How to Write a Lot

In this practical, light-hearted, and encouraging book, Paul Silvia explains that writing productively does not require innate skills or special traits but specific tactics and actions.

Author: Paul J. Silvia

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 1591477433

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 149

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All students and professors need to write, and many struggle to finish their stalled dissertations, journal articles, book chapters, or grant proposals. Writing is hard work and can be difficult to wedge into a frenetic academic schedule. In this practical, light-hearted, and encouraging book, Paul Silvia explains that writing productively does not require innate skills or special traits but specific tactics and actions. Drawing examples from his own field of psychology, he shows readers how to overcome motivational roadblocks and become prolific without sacrificing evenings, weekends, and vacations. After describing strategies for writing productively, the author gives detailed advice from the trenches on how to write, submit, revise, and resubmit articles, how to improve writing quality, and how to write and publish academic work.

The Productive Graduate Student Writer

This book is for graduate students--and others--who want to become more productive writers.

Author: Jan E. Allen

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781620368930

Category: Education

Page: 180

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This book is for graduate students--and others--who want to become more productive writers. It's especially written for those who want to: • increase their motivation, focus, and persistence to move a project to completion • overcome procrastination and perfectionistic tendencies • reduce (or write in spite of) their anxiety and fear of writing • manage their time, work, energy (and advisor) for greater productivity The process or craft of sustained writing is not a matter that’s taught to undergraduate or graduate students as part of their studies, leaving most at sea about how to start a practice that is central to a career in academe and vital in many other professional occupations. This book grew out of conversations Jan Allen has held with her graduate students for over 30 years and reflects the fruit of the writing workshops and boot camps she has conducted at three universities, her own and numerous colleagues’ experiences with writing and advising, as well as the feedback she receives from her popular Productive Writer listserv. While Jan Allen recognizes that writing is not an innate talent for most of us, she demonstrates that it is a process based on skills which we can identify, learn, practice and refine. She focuses both on the process and habits of writing as well as on helping you uncover what kind of writer are you, and reflect on your challenges and successes. With a light touch and an engaging sense of humor, she proposes strategies to overcome procrastination and distractions, and build a writing practice to enable you to become a more productive and prolific writer. Jan Allen proposes that you read one of her succinct chapters – each devoted to a specific strategy or writing challenge – each day, or once a week. When you find one that increases your concentration, motivation or endurance, make it a habit. Try it for two weeks, charting the resulting increased productivity. It will become part of your repertoire of writing and productivity tools to which you can progressively add.

Academic Writing and Identity Constructions

This book presents multiple cultural and contextual takes on working performances of academic/writer/thinker, both inside and outside the academy.

Author: Louise M. Thomas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030016746

Category: Education

Page: 209

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This book presents multiple cultural and contextual takes on working performances of academic/writer/thinker, both inside and outside the academy. With worldwide, seismic shifts taking place in both the contexts and terrains of universities, and subsequently the altering of what it means to write as an academic and work in academia, the editors and contributors use writing to position and re-position themselves as academics, thinkers and researchers. Using as a point of departure universities and academic/writing work contexts shaped by the increasing dominance of commodification, measurement and performativity, this volume explores responses to these evolving, shifting contexts. In response to the growing global interest in writing as performance, this book breaks new ground by theorizing multiple identity constructions of academic/writer/researcher; considering the possibilities and challenges of engaging in academic writing work in ways that are authentic and sustainable. This reflective and interdisciplinary volume will resonate with students and scholars of academic writing, as well as all those working to reconcile different facets of identity.

Risk in Academic Writing

This book brings together a variety of voices – students and teachers, journal editors and authors, writers from the global north and south – to interrogate the notion of risk as it applies to the production of academic writing.

Author: Lucia Thesen

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783091072

Category: Reference

Page: 248

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This book brings together a variety of voices – students and teachers, journal editors and authors, writers from the global north and south – to interrogate the notion of risk as it applies to the production of academic writing. Risk-taking is viewed as a productive force in teaching, learning and writing, and one that can be used to challenge the silences and erasures inherent in academic tradition and convention. Widening participation and the internationalisation of higher education make questions of language, register, agency and identity in postgraduate writing all the more pressing, and this book offers a powerful argument against the further reinforcement of a ‘northern’ Anglophone understanding of knowledge and its production and dissemination. This volume will provide food-for-thought for postgraduate students and their supervisors everywhere.

The Handbook Of Academic Writing A Fresh Approach

Our motivation in writing this book is to share the approaches that we have found
can help to create more productive writing habits among academics. In doing this
, we also explore the values and ideas that we believe are necessary to ...

Author: Murray, Rowena

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335219339

Category: Education

Page: 196

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Writing is one of the most demanding tasks that academics and researchers face. In some disciplines we learn some of what we need to know to be productive, successful writers; but in other disciplines there is no training, support or mentoring of any kind.

Professors as Writers

Like the actual sessions and workshops in which the author works with writers, this book admonishes and reassures. In the innovative book lies the path for sustained, highly productive scholarly writing!

Author: Robert Boice

Publisher:

ISBN: 091350713X

Category: Education

Page: 180

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Here is a proven book to help scholars master writing as a productive, enjoyable, and successful experience -- Author, Robert Boice, prepared this self-help manual for professors who want to write more productively, painlessly, and successfully. It reflects the author's two decades of experiences and research with professors as writers -- by compressing a lot of experience into a brief, programmatic framework. Like the actual sessions and workshops in which the author works with writers, this book admonishes and reassures. In the innovative book lies the path for sustained, highly productive scholarly writing!

Air Light Time Space

Helen Sword interviewed 100 academics worldwide about their writing background and practices and shows how they find or create the conditions to get their writing done.

Author: Helen Sword

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674737709

Category: Education

Page: 280

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From the author of Stylish Academic Writing comes an essential new guide for writers aspiring to become more productive and take greater pleasure in their craft. Helen Sword interviewed 100 academics worldwide about their writing background and practices and shows how they find or create the conditions to get their writing done.

Efficient Book Writing

At the end of the book is a helpful recap that provides a quick summary of all the points and is useful in reinforcing the points made throughout the book. This is a must read for any aspiring writer." - Top 50 Reviewer

Author: Kasthurirangan Gopalakrishnan

Publisher: Transdependenz LLC

ISBN: 9781937145125

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 146

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"This is not a book about the nuts and bolts of sentence structure, grammar, and the like, but one that focuses specifically on what you need to do to successfully begin a writing project and bring it to completion. Anyone who is a writer or who aspires to become a writer will benefit from its advice. Part I of the book discusses how to plan your writing. Matters such as identifying your purpose, considering your target audience, and addressing your anxieties about writing are covered. Part II is about gathering ideas and creating your outline. Useful suggestions include keeping an idea book, maintaining a journal, and holding brainstorming writing sessions. The third part of the book covers the actual writing of the book itself, starting with the first draft and continuing on until you have your final copy. One of the most useful suggestions in this part involves doing "freewriting," that is, writing whatever comes to mind and doing it quickly (as a way of stimulating the creative juices). Part IV is on systematizing the writing process. Perhaps the best piece of advice from this section involves overcoming perfectionism and negative self-talk. This section also talks about the importance of making time for writing, developing your writing routine, and getting rid of distractions. The last part of the book is titled "Getting Your Writing Done." Like the other parts, Part V contains many useful suggestions. One of the best is this: "Start very small and build on it." As someone who has written his entire adult life, I have found that the hardest part of writing a book or article is getting into the swing of things. Like training to run a marathon, a writing project takes discipline and conditioning. Beginning with writing small chunks at a time and building one's writing stamina over time is sound advice. At the end of the book is a helpful recap that provides a quick summary of all the points and is useful in reinforcing the points made throughout the book. This is a must read for any aspiring writer." - Top 50 Reviewer

Teaching Academic Writing

An Introduction for Teachers of Second Language Writers Brian Paltridge, Lesley
Harbon. FIGURE 5 . 3 The Academic Vocabulary section from a Productive
Vocabulary Levels Test Complete the underlined words . Academic Vocabulary 1
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Author: Brian Paltridge

Publisher: University of Michigan Press ELT

ISBN: UOM:39015079248954

Category: Education

Page: 187

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"Chapters address a full range of critical topics, including the context and process of academic writing, needs analysis, teaching approaches, the interrelationship between writing and vocabulary, intercultural perspectives, feedback and assessment. Each chapter includes Classroom Implications, tasks and techniques for teaching, and some possible exercises to use with students. Chapters begin with thought-provoking questions and end with a section designed to help users consider their own beliefs and classroom practices." -- Back cover.

The Work of Writing

In The Work of Writing, Rankin challenges these assumptions by encouraging the professional writer to develop a strong writing voice and become fully engaged with the writing process, thus producing written work that is lively and engaging.

Author: Elizabeth Rankin

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015054288744

Category: Education

Page: 122

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Professional and academic writing is often seen as dull, dry, and as boring to write as it is to read. In The Work of Writing, Rankin challenges these assumptions by encouraging the professional writer to develop a strong writing voice and become fully engaged with the writing process, thus producing written work that is lively and engaging. This book will give academic practitioners and other professionals critical help in determining what to write, how to write it, and how to position their written works succesfully for the markets they wish to reach. Rather than a style manual, The Work of Writing focuses on the thinking, strategizing, and decision making that goes on in the heads of academic and professional writers. In doing so, it deals with the complex issues of purpose, audience, genre, and voice that all writers face. Drawing on collective experience of academic and professional readers as well as writers, Rankin offers a framework to help writers think about their writing in realistic, practical, and productive ways. The book offers specific examples and "real-life" scenarios that are familiar to all academic writers--and by extension, to practicing professionals as well.

Write No Matter What

Writing in academe.

Author: Joli Jensen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226461700

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Writing in academe. Letting go of the dream ; Demystifying academic writing ; Craftsman attitude -- Using tools that work. Three taming techniques ; Securing time ; Securing space ; Securing energy -- Challenging writing myths. Draining the drama ; Demons in for tea ; The magnum opus myth ; The impostor syndrome ; The cleared-deck fantasy ; The hostile reader fear ; Compared with X ; The perfect first sentence ; One more source -- Maintaining momentum. Follow the lilt ; Beginnings and endings ; Finding the lost trail ; Effective feedback ; Handling revisions and rejections ; Working with stalls ; Relinquishing toxic projects ; Back-burner projects ; Breaks, summers, and sabbaticals -- Building writing support. Overcoming isolation ; Creating faculty writing groups ; Building campus writing support

Productivity for Writers

In Productivity for Writers, you'll learn: - How to put yourself – and your writing – first - How to defeat writer's block - What to do when you're stuck in a rut - How to channel your creativity... - ...or find it again - The best ...

Author: Kristina Adams

Publisher: Kristina Adams

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

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Want to write but don't feel you have the time? Or maybe you do have the time, but you don't know what to do with it? Stop staring at your computer screen, willing the words to come out. Stop getting frustrated because you want to write, but work, family, health problems, and social commitments get in the way. Start forging your writing routine. Start being the productive writer you know you can be. In Productivity for Writers, you'll learn: - How to put yourself – and your writing – first - How to defeat writer's block - What to do when you're stuck in a rut - How to channel your creativity... - ...or find it again - The best times and places to write - How to free write - How to get over self-doubt - How to stop starting at your computer screen and finally start writing again Whether you've got five minutes or five hours a day to write, Productivity for Writers will help you make the most of your writing time. Are you ready to start writing? Download your sample or click buy now today.

The Role of Visualization in Creative and Academic Writing

Perhaps the most productive part of embodiment theory for exploring cognition in
writing is what Lakoff and Johnson ( 1980 ) typify as metonymic and metapborical
thought . Metonymic thought , or using the part to represent the whole , allows ...

Author: Carl A. Battaglia

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89080352644

Category:

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Writing for Academic Journals

Drawing on her extensive experience of running writing workshops and working closely with academics on developing writing, Rowena Murray offers a host of practical and tested strategies for good academic writing: Providing more than ...

Author: Rowena Murray

Publisher: McGraw-Hill International

ISBN: 9780335213924

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 223

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What does publishing in academic journals involve? What constitutes good academic writing? What is a productive academic writing process? This book unpacks the process of writing academic papers. It tells readers what good papers look like and how they can be written. Busy academics must develop productive writing practices quickly. No one has time for trial and error. To pass external tests of research output we must write to a high standard while juggling other professional tasks. This may mean changing writing behaviours. Writing for Academic Journalsdraws on current research and theory to provide new knowledge on writing across the disciplines. Drawing on her extensive experience of running writing workshops and working closely with academics on developing writing, Rowena Murray offers a host of practical and tested strategies for good academic writing: Providing more than ‘hints and tips’, this book helps readers develop understanding of how writing happens, what good writing looks and feels like, what gets published and what does not and why Combines all dimensions involved in writing: rhetorical, behavioural and psycho-social Analyses successful published examples Uses boxes, checklists and bullets to vary the pace of reading and facilitate learning of key points Makes it clear why some practices fail and others succeed Helps academics and aspiring academics overcome writing barriers and blocks. This jargon free, user-friendly book is essential for the desk of every academic, postgraduate student and researcher for whom publication is an indicator of the quality of their work and ability. Reviews and endorsements: This approach provides scientists with a systematic step-by-step method of producing a paper for publication. The approach streamlines the process and provides strategies for overcoming barriers. Feedback from the professions using the approach was excellent: - "I have totally changed my approach to writing an article". - "I feel more productive and in control of my writing." - "The strategies of “snack†writing and writing in small sections has allowed me to progress." Dr Mary Newton, Practice Development Facilitator, Physiotherapy Department, Greater Glasgow Primary Care NHS Trust, UK Rowena Murray’s book is extremely useful for new lecturers. This book provides guidance, strategies and tips for all of the different writing tasks that make up the process of writing a paper. Whether writing the first draft or the final draft, this book enables and inspires academics to develop their own writing strategies and goals. Lorna Gillies, Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Leicester, UK Our experience is that Rowena's practical approach works for busy academic staff. Not only does it enable them to increase their publication output and meet deadlines, but it boosts enthusiasm for writing and stimulates creative thinking. "Get on that course!" is what our academics say to each other about Rowena's Writing for Publication programme. Kate Morss, Director, Centre for Academic Practice, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, UK

Phraseology in English Academic Writing

... and only some of the possible meanings of the form are used ( sometimes only
one ) ” ( 48 ) . The final stage is ' lexicalization ' " when the lexeme has [ ... ] a form
which it could not have if it had arisen by the application of the productive rules ...

Author: Peter Andrew Howarth

Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: UCAL:B4203972

Category: Academic writing

Page: 230

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This study examines the use of prefabricated language (conventional lexical collocations) in the production of native and non-native writers of English. It first develops a framework for the description of restricted collocations and then reviews experimental research into the psycholinguistic processing of prefabricated language. Computer-based corpora of native and advanced non-native academic writing are analysed to discover to what extent and how such collocations are used in formal written English. Pedagogical implications are then considered, and the final part of the study examines the selection and presentation of restricted collocations in general and phraseological dictionaries for learners. The conclusion suggests that advanced learners need specialist collocational dictionaries, and the results of this research help to establish principles for the design of such dictionaries.

The Essentials of Academic Writing

vidual imagination, but the thesis is not stated specifically in a single sentence;
instead, it is implicit in the essay's introduction. Note, finally, that at this stage of
the writing process, your thesis statement is preliminary. As you think more about
 ...

Author: Derek Soles

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 0618215999

Category: Education

Page: 347

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Provides: thorough coverage of the most important phases of academic writing-- from planning and research through revising and proofreading; five carefully annotated academic essays by students and well-known authors as models of narrative, expository, and argumentative writing; and thirteen additional sample essays, both student and professional, and an engaging case study of a student research paper.