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:

ISBN: 1937145050

Category: Academic writing

Page: 122

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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 productivitySet SMART goalsDevelop a weekly plan and daily To-Do lists that puts writing as one of the topmost prioritiesUse freewriting technique to write a lot and produce the messy first draftUse writing to stimulate your critical thinkingSet a timer while you write and monitor your daily output to improve your productivityUse 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

The Second Edition is enhanced by a new appendix on literature review, new feature boxes, and new chapter summaries.

Author: Patricia Goodson

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483376271

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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With its friendly, step-by-step format, Becoming an Academic Writer by Patricia Goodson helps writers improve their writing by engaging in deep and deliberate practice—a type of practice adopted by expert performers in areas such as sports or music. Featuring 50 exercises, this practical, self-paced guide is flexibly organized so readers can either work their way through all of the exercises in order or focus on the specific areas where they need additional practice building their skills. The Second Edition is enhanced by a new appendix on literature review, new feature boxes, and new chapter summaries.

How to Write a Lot

The tips and strategies in this second edition have been updated to apply to academic writing in most disciplines. Also new to this edition is a chapter on writing grant and fellowship proposals.

Author: Paul J. Silvia

Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)

ISBN: 1433829738

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 110

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"All academics need to write, and many struggle to finish their dissertations, articles, books, or grant proposals. Writing is hard work and can be difficult to wedge into a frenetic academic schedule. This revised and updated edition of Paul Silvia's popular guide provides practical, lighthearted advice to help academics overcome common barriers and become productive writers. Silvia's expert tips have been updated to apply to a wide variety of disciplines, and this edition has a new chapter devoted to grant and fellowship writing"--

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.

The Productive Graduate Student Writer

Write every day -- Schedule your writing -- Write early in the day -- Write a very bad first draft -- Set writing goals -- Chart your progress -- Preparing to write -- Write before you wake up (What?) -- Develop and use an outline -- Fill ...

Author: Jan E. Allen

Publisher: Stylus Publishing (VA)

ISBN: 1620368919

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.

Becoming an Academic Writer

The Academic Ladder: http://www.academicladder.com Author Aid: www.authoraid.info Cohen, S. (2010). The productive writer: Tips & tools to help you write ...

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.

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.

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.

Academic Writing and Identity Constructions

This conceptualisation of being academic can be illustrated through the notion of an effective (i.e. highly productive) academic, where effectiveness is ...

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.

The Academic Writer s Toolkit

Further Resources T here are books about every aspect of writing, from those about writing in general to books that address grammar, research, documentation ...

Author: Arthur Asa Berger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315419329

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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Berger’s slim, user-friendly volume on academic writing is a gift to linguistically-stressed academics. Author of 60 published books, the author speaks to junior scholars and graduate students about the process and products of academic writing. He differentiates between business writing skills for memos, proposals, and reports, and the scholarly writing that occurs in journals and books. He has suggestions for getting the “turgid” out of turgid academic prose and offers suggestions on how to best structure various forms of documents for effective communication. Written in Berger’s friendly, personal style, he shows by example that academics can write good, readable prose in a variety of genres.

The Quick Fix Guide to Academic Writing

Trying to find a how-to book on academic writing is a daunting task. If you are a student who is looking to purchase such a book, you first have to figure ...

Author: Phillip C. Shon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526426901

Category:

Page: 152

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Lecturers request your electronic inspection copy here Whether you’re writing a paper, essay, assignment, or dissertation, this short and punchy book helps you improve your writing skills through minimal effort. Providing you with a quick set of writing rules to follow, this tried and tested guide uses a unique and easy to follow grid-based system. Packed with advice on understanding (big and little) common errors made in academic writing, it helps you identify patterns in your own writing and demonstrates how to reshape or re-evaluate them - and raise your writing game in any academic context. How-to tutorials include: Synthesizing and critiquing literature – and using your coding sheet to develop critical arguments Shaping abstracts, introductions, discussions, and conclusions – to improve the logic and structure of your writing Applying lessons-learned to future projects, whatever format of academic writing. Save time and improve your grades, with this essential quick fix guide! SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

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!

Becoming an Academic Wrter

Get ready to practice, practice becoming a productive academic writer.

Author: Patricia Goodson

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:952189077

Category:

Page: 225

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Get ready to practice, practice becoming a productive academic writer. Practice writing sections of journal articles, research report, and grant applications. Exercises for writing introductions, purpose statements, or specific aims sections.

Write It Up

Write It Up offers a practical and revealing look at how productive researchers write strong articles. The book's guiding idea is that academics should write to make an impact, not just to get something published somewhere.

Author: Paul J. Silvia

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 1433818140

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 247

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How do you write good research articles -- articles that are interesting, compelling, and easy to understand? How do you write papers that influence the field instead of falling into obscurity? Write It Up offers a practical and revealing look at how productive researchers write strong articles. The book's guiding idea is that academics should write to make an impact, not just to get something published somewhere. Your work will be more influential if you approach it reflectively and strategically. Based on his experience as an author, journal editor, and reviewer, Paul Silvia offers systematic approaches to problems like picking journals; cultivating the right tone and style; managing collaborative projects and co-authors; crafting effective Introduction, Method, Results, and Discussion sections; and submitting and resubmitting papers to journals. With its light-hearted style and practical advice, Write It Up will help graduate students struggling with writing their first paper, early career professors who need advice on how to write better articles, and seasoned academic writers looking to refresh their writing strategy or style.

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.

Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks

A Guide to Academic Publishing Success Wendy Laura Belcher ... As the very productive academic writer and my colleague Chon A. Noriega tells his graduate ...

Author: Wendy Laura Belcher

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412957014

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 351

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`A comprehensive, well-written and beautifully organized book on publishing articles in the humanities and social sciences that will help its readers write forward with a first-rate guide as good company.' - Joan Bolker, author of Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day `Humorous, direct, authentic ... a seamless weave of experience, anecdote, and research.' - Kathleen McHugh, professor and director of the UCLA Center for the Study of Women Wendy Laura Belcher's Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success is a revolutionary approach to enabling academic authors to overcome their anxieties and produce the publications that are essential to succeeding in their fields. Each week, readers learn a particular feature of strong articles and work on revising theirs accordingly. At the end of twelve weeks, they send their article to a journal. This invaluable resource is the only guide that focuses specifically on publishing humanities and social science journal articles.

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.

The A Z of the PhD Trajectory

PhD Talk. http://phdtalk.blogspot.nl/2013/12/phd-talk-for-academictransfer.html 26. Lantsoght, E. (2014). Writers' Lab: 10 Tips for more productive academic ...

Author: Eva O. L. Lantsoght

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319774251

Category: Education

Page: 393

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This textbook is a guide to success during the PhD trajectory. The first part of this book takes the reader through all steps of the PhD trajectory, and the second part contains a unique glossary of terms and explanation relevant for PhD candidates. Written in the accessible language of the PhD Talk blogs, the book contains a great deal of practical advice for carrying out research, and presenting one’s work. It includes tips and advice from current and former PhD candidates, thus representing a broad range of opinions. The book includes exercises that help PhD candidates get their work kick-started. It covers all steps of a doctoral journey in STEM: getting started in a program, planning the work, the literature review, the research question, experimental work, writing, presenting, online tools, presenting at one’s first conference, writing the first journal paper, writing and defending the thesis, and the career after the PhD. Since a PhD trajectory is a deeply personal journey, this book suggests methods PhD candidates can try out, and teaches them how to figure out for themselves which proposed methods work for them, and how to find their own way of doing things.

Write No Matter What

But, as Joli Jensen proves, it really is possible to write happily and productively in academe. Jensen begins by busting the myth that universities are supportive writing environments.

Author: Joli Jensen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226461847

Category: Reference

Page: 192

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With growing academic responsibilities, family commitments, and inboxes, scholars are struggling to fulfill their writing goals. A finished book—or even steady journal articles—may seem like an impossible dream. But, as Joli Jensen proves, it really is possible to write happily and productively in academe. Jensen begins by busting the myth that universities are supportive writing environments. She points out that academia, an arena dedicated to scholarship, offers pressures that actually prevent scholarly writing. She shows how to acknowledge these less-than-ideal conditions, and how to keep these circumstances from draining writing time and energy. Jensen introduces tools and techniques that encourage frequent, low-stress writing. She points out common ways writers stall and offers workarounds that maintain productivity. Her focus is not on content, but on how to overcome whatever stands in the way of academic writing. Write No Matter What draws on popular and scholarly insights into the writing process and stems from Jensen’s experience designing and directing a faculty writing program. With more than three decades as an academic writer, Jensen knows what really helps and hinders the scholarly writing process for scholars in the humanities, social sciences,and sciences. Cut down the academic sword of Damocles, Jensen advises. Learn how to write often and effectively, without pressure or shame. With her encouragement, writers of all levels will find ways to create the writing support they need and deserve.

Mastering Academic Writing in the Sciences

Others decide to join a writing group or to keep a writing logbook to assess their progress, as suggested in Becoming an Academic Writer [2] by Patricia ...

Author: Marialuisa Aliotta

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351002127

Category: Science

Page: 178

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This book provides a comprehensive and coherent step-by-step guide to writing in scientific academic disciplines. It is an invaluable resource for those working on a PhD thesis, research paper, dissertation, or report. Writing these documents can be a long and arduous experience for students and their supervisors, and even for experienced researchers. However, this book can hold the key to success. Mapping the steps involved in the writing process - from acquiring and organizing sources of information, to revising early drafts, to proofreading the final product - it provides clear guidance on what to write and how best to write it.