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

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.

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.

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.

Risk in Academic Writing

Productive: Working. with. Dilemmas. in. the. Writing. of. Research. Lucia. Thesen
. Writing in the Contact Zone The written product – thesis or journal article – has
been central to the communication of research since the birth of the early ...

Author: Lucia Thesen

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783091058

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 258

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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.

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

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!

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:

Page: 315

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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.

Discoveries in Academic Writing

One of my international friends , Mr . Lee , who is studying Chemical Engineering
at the University of Missouri , did not ... to class attendance , despite great odds ,
can lead to a productive academic life and help one gain the respect of others .

Author: Barbara Harris Leonhard

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: UVA:X004791527

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 258

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[This book] is a composition and grammar book designed for high-intermediate to advanced nonnative speakers at the pre-freshman composition level who are studying in intensive English programs or enrolled in non-credit composition courses at a college or university in the U.S. or Canada. Nonnative speakers in a high school level advanced ESL college-preparatory English class would also benefit from this book ... Because the target audience is nonnative speakers, the book addresses the requirements for English academic writing from a cultural perspective ... This book is designed to prepare nonnative speakers to develop and organize effective English academic essays. The rhetorical patterns that are covered include exemplification, classification, narration, process, comparison/contrast, and cause/effect. The book contains the following topics: critical-thinking skills; the process and product approach; the peer review process; sentence organization; study skills and aids; journal entries and writing assignments.-Pref.

Teaching Academic Writing in UK Higher Education

General Introduction: Responding to the Call for Academic Writing Theory and
Pedagogy Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams Academic Writing is emerging as a distinct
teaching and research subject in UK higher education. This book provides an ...

Author: Dr Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230367982

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Academic Writing is emerging as a distinct subject for teaching and research in higher education in the UK and elsewhere. Teaching Academic Writing in UK Higher Education introduces this growing field and provides a resource for university teachers, researchers and administrators interested in developing students' 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: 9780674977631

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 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.

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.

American Book Publishing Record

042 How to write a lot : a practical guide to productive academic writing I by Paul
J . Silvia . Isted . Washington , DC : American Psychological Association , 2007 . p
. cm . Contents : Specious barriers to writing a lot - Motivational tools — Starting ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015066180434

Category: American literature

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Academic Writing

Then write several shorter sentences with the same meaning as the original long
sentence . ... to employ scarce productive resources that could have alternative
uses , to produce various commodities and distribute them , now or in the future ...

Author: Mary Lynch Kennedy

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UCSC:32106011191084

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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Building Bridges to Academic Writing

Meeting with a small group of classmates to read and discuss one another ' s
writing can be quite productive . Encourage your audience to be tough on you , to
tell you not only what they like about your essay but what needs improvement as
 ...

Author: George Eppley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: IND:30000079583724

Category: Reference

Page: 260

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Written in a clear, supportive style, Building Bridges to Academic Writing begins with an accessible overview of the academic disciplines, describes the differences between subjective and objective writing, and offers complete coverage of the writing process. The book then covers personal, opinion, and academic essays before providing separate chapters on reading and writing about literature, history, psychology, sociology, and science. The final section is a useful mini-handbook.