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


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 Academic Ladder: Author Aid: Cohen, S. (2010). The productive writer: Tips & tools to help you write more, stress less & create success. Cincinnati, OH: Writer's Digest Books.

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 Productive Graduate Student Writer

Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. Goodson, P. (2013). Becoming an academic writer. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Graff, G., & Birkenstein, C. (2016). They say, I say: The moves that matter in academic writing (3rd ed.).

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.

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

View: 647


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

This second edition of Paul Silvia's popular guide offers practical, light-hearted advice to help academics become more productive writers.

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 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

View: 590


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 constructed through a calculation of academic outputs. As Ball (2013) suggests the ...

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, ... How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing.

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. ... requiring a reconfiguration in one's lifestyle in order to become a productive academic writer (e.g., Goodson, 2013; Silvia, 2007), while other how-to books mirror ...

Author: Phillip C. Shon

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526426901


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!