Writing for Scholars

It's not just scholars who ascribe magical powers to the passive voice. Editors do
it, too, but they often take the opposite view: they believe the passive voice
invariably drains the life out of a sentence. Many – if not most – writing guides will
urge ...

Author: Lynn Nygaard

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473927827

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Lecturers request your electronic inspection copy here. Academics are not just researchers, but writers too. Using her many years of practical experience gained as a teacher and editor, Lynn Nygaard guides you through the whole process of writing and presenting your research in order to help you make your voice heard within the academic community. Grounded in real world advice rather than abstract best practice, Nygaard demonstrates a number of approaches to writing in order to help you identify those most suited to your own project. This updated new edition includes: Revised and expanded sections in each chapter More focus on the social sciences A more international focus Updated discussions on publishing practices Annotated biographies for each chapter New illustrations and images Additional practical tips and exercises From defining your audience, to forming your argument and structuring your work, this book will enable you to communicate your research passionately and professionally. Lynn Nygaard is Special Adviser on Project Development and Publications at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). Visit the companion website for additional online resources! 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! This updated new edition includes: Revised and expanded sections in each chapter More focus on the social sciences A more international focus Updated discussions on publishing practices Annotated bibliographies for each chapter New illustrations and images Additional practical tips and exercises From defining your audience, to forming your argument and structuring your work, this book will enable you to communicate your research passionately and professionally.

How Scholars Write

It can be used in conjunction with readings of the instructors' choosing, Instead of providing specific rules or formulas, this book describes how actual researchers work.

Author: Aaron Ritzenberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190296739

Category: Academic writing

Page: 352

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"How Scholars Write is an affordable, pocket-sized research and composition guide that offers a descriptive approach to research. It can be used in conjunction with readings of the instructors' choosing, Instead of providing specific rules or formulas, this book describes how actual researchers work. How Scholars Write demystifies the writing process by explaining tools and techniques that all writers can use"--

Sparking Academic Joy

This is the book for you. With a combined 35 years of experience in the academy, Angelique M. Davis and Rose Ernst guide you through the process of selecting and planning a writing retreat tailored to your needs. What are you waiting for?

Author: Angelique M. Davis

Publisher: Alchemy House Press via PublishDrive

ISBN: PKEY:6610000192625

Category: Reference

Page: 150

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Have you always dreamed of a writing retreat? Do you need more joy in your scholarly life? This is the book for you. With a combined 35 years of experience in the academy, Angelique M. Davis and Rose Ernst guide you through the process of selecting and planning a writing retreat tailored to your needs. What are you waiting for? It's time to plan your next writing retreat!

Writing Immigration

Bringing nuance, complexity, and clarity to a subject often seen in black and white, Writing Immigration presents a unique interplay of leading scholars and journalists working on the contentious topic of immigration.

Author: Marcelo Suarez-Orozco

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520950207

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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Bringing nuance, complexity, and clarity to a subject often seen in black and white, Writing Immigration presents a unique interplay of leading scholars and journalists working on the contentious topic of immigration. In a series of powerful essays, the contributors reflect on how they struggle to write about one of the defining issues of our time—one that is at once local and global, familiar and uncanny, concrete and abstract. Highlighting and framing central questions surrounding immigration, their essays explore topics including illegal immigration, state and federal mechanisms for immigration regulation, enduring myths and fallacies regarding immigration, immigration and the economy, immigration and education, the adaptations of the second generation, and more. Together, these writings give a clear sense of the ways in which scholars and journalists enter, shape, and sometimes transform this essential yet unfinished national conversation.

The Caribbean Woman Writer as Scholar

The first volume in The Caribbean / African Diaspora Series, this collection of incisive and provocative essays by a range of writers addresses this question posed by noted author Myriam Chancy in her chapter.

Author: Keshia Nicole Abraham

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556041022484

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 434

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What does it mean to be a Caribbean woman writer? Shall I write about being from the Caribbean or about being a woman'...And in what ways am I to differentiate being a writer from being a scholar? Should any such differentiation be made? The first volume in The Caribbean / African Diaspora Series, this collection of incisive and provocative essays by a range of writers addresses this question posed by noted author Myriam Chancy in her chapter. The wide variety of perspectives and literary approaches convey the immediacy of the contributors' responses.

Artist Scholar

Artists and scholarship -- The professionalization of the visual arts -- The status of artistic scholarship -- Artists and writing -- Reflections on knowledge and understanding -- Practicing reflective scholarship -- Revisiting writing and ...

Author: G. James Daichendt

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841504872

Category: Art

Page: 161

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Artist Scholar: Reflections on Writing and Research is part history, introduction, and discussion for artists and designers entering, graduating, and employed by the contemporary art academy in the United States. The evolution of art education in the university continues to expand in the 21st century as the variables of craft, skill, technique, theory, history and criticism shift and expand as the perspective of arts-based research is introduced into this professionalized environment. Given this context: what can M.F.A. students do to improve their understanding of writing and research without sacrificing their commitment to their studio art process? Through a series of essays, the text argues for better writing at the M.F.A. level with the purpose of becoming better artists. By contextualizing art practice in the university and providing a foundation for future artist scholarship, it serves as an invitation to artist scholars to push their work further and develop the confidence to situate their art in the university context.

Writing for Publication

This book offers systematic instruction and evidence-based guidance to academic authors.

Author: Mary Renck Jalongo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319316505

Category: Education

Page: 315

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This book offers systematic instruction and evidence-based guidance to academic authors. It demystifies scholarly writing and helps build both confidence and skill in aspiring and experienced authors. The first part of the book focuses on the author’s role, writing’s risks and rewards, practical strategies for improving writing, and ethical issues. Part Two focuses on the most common writing tasks: conference proposals, practical articles, research articles, and books. Each chapter is replete with specific examples, templates to generate a first draft, and checklists or rubrics for self-evaluation. The final section of the book counsels graduate students and professors on selecting the most promising projects; generating multiple related, yet distinctive, publications from the same body of work; and using writing as a tool for professional development. Written by a team that represents outstanding teaching, award-winning writing, and extensive editorial experience, the book leads teacher/scholar/authors to replace the old “publish or perish” dictum with a different, growth-seeking orientation: publish and flourish.

Lexical Issues in L2 Writing

Words are the key to every instance of communication, both spoken and written. This volume concentrates on vocabulary in written language, mostly in academic settings.

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Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443881647

Category: Academic writing

Page: 250

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Seductive Academic Writing

This volume teaches academics and graduate students how to write seductive academic prose by learning a literacy rarely taught in academic writing or style handbooks: to use literary devices and figures of speech to meet ideals of stylish ...

Author: Danyal Freeman

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527509863

Category: Reference

Page: 144

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This volume teaches academics and graduate students how to write seductive academic prose by learning a literacy rarely taught in academic writing or style handbooks: to use literary devices and figures of speech to meet ideals of stylish communication; and how these ideals and supposed ‘literary’ techniques serve academic readers and writers. Part one explores the persistent problem of the bad academic writing style called ‘academese’ and argues stylish academic writers avoid it by writing with figures of speech. Part two teaches and illustrates figures of speech seductive writers write into academic prose to convey the music and rhythms of good speech, cohesion, coherence and storytelling, and the personality and passions of the author. Part three argues the academy will not heal itself of academese until academic writing pedagogies teach students to care enough for their readers to write with figures of speech that craft seductive academic writing.

Designs for Disciplines

With this updated edition of Designs for Disciplines, students will learn the ins and outs of academic writing and develop the skills necessary for producing sophisticated research papers across a wide range of subject areas.

Author: Pamela den Ouden

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 9781551308883

Category: Academic writing

Page: 315

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Crafting a well-written academic paper is often a challenge for college and university students. With this updated edition of Designs for Disciplines, students will learn the ins and outs of academic writing and develop the skills necessary for producing sophisticated research papers across a wide range of subject areas. The second edition of Designs for Disciplines takes an innovative approach to scholarly writing through its grounding in genre theory, which establishes the importance of context to effective communication. The authors introduce students to the many rhetorical features of academic writing and cover an array of topics including research, documentation, the articulation of a topic, and the drafting of a proposal, while also providing an in-depth examination of how to write strong introductions, core paragraphs, and conclusions. New to this edition is an expanded discussion on plagiarism, suggestions for compiling a research notebook, and many new examples drawn from both student papers and published articles. The text also follows the progress of a first-year student as she drafts and completes her research paper while receiving feedback from instructors. These rich pedagogical features and clear step-by-step instructions make this book an ideal resource for students to strengthen their academic writing skills.

Academic Writing Third Edition

New to this edition are materials for instructors that include full-length research papers, PowerPoint slides, an exam bank, and ideas for study.

Author: Steven C. Roe

Publisher: Canadian Scholars

ISBN: 9781773380407

Category: Reference

Page: 346

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Now in its third edition, Academic Writing offers a succinct and practical introduction to the development of research papers across the disciplines. Structured around contemporary genre theory, which establishes the importance of context for effective communication, the text describes the writing process step by step, including how to formulate a topic; gather and properly document sources; develop strong proposals, introductions, core paragraphs, and conclusions; and refine the final draft. Additionally, readers will observe the progress and thought processes of Jenna, a first-year student, as she crafts her own paper. New to this edition are materials for instructors that include full-length research papers, PowerPoint slides, an exam bank, and ideas for study. Rich with such pedagogical features as chapter learning objectives, annotated passages that illustrate aspects of academic style, and a glossary, Academic Writing is a must-have textbook for students developing their research and writing skills.

Understanding Chinese Multilingual Scholars Experiences of Writing and Publishing in English

This study has investigated Chinese scholars' perceptions of the challenges they
faced while writing and publishing international journal articles in English from a
social-cognitive perspective (Flowerdew, 2007). The results show that Chinese ...

Author: Congjun Mu

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030339388

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 260

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This book analyses the English writing and publishing experiences of 118 scholars from 18 Chinese universities from a social-cognitive perspective. It addresses the challenges and strategies multilingual scholars, particularly Chinese academics, reported in the process of writing and publishing in English. This allows the author to present a taxonomy of journal article writing strategies that correspond to the lived experiences of scholars in China, but which can also be applied to other contexts in the world. This book offers a step-by-step analysis of ethnographic case studies, insights and implications for teaching practice, as well as suggested directions for future research. It will be of particular interest to scholars in the fields of ERPP (English for Research Publication Purposes) as well as students and scholars of applied linguistics more broadly.

Visual Writing

However, it is often the case that students perceive instruction in academic writing, if it is offered at all, as boring. This book addresses these two issues.

Author: Alex Baratta

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443823531

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 290

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Considering the fact that the academic essay continues to be widely used as an assessment tool within education, there is a need for students to develop their skills in this area. However, it is often the case that students perceive instruction in academic writing, if it is offered at all, as boring. This book addresses these two issues. First, the book can be used by students themselves, even in the absence of academic writing classes, as a self-help guide, from which they can develop their knowledge of academic writing and subsequent proficiency. Second, by discussing the components of academic writing in terms—such as film—which are familiar to today’s generation, students are enabled to relate to the material better and see what might have been perceived as dull from a brand new perspective. Visual learners in particular will enjoy the analogous link between films and essays, and students today are arguably more visually literate than previous generations, being exposed to visuals on a daily basis through text message iconography, computer games and the Internet. The visual instruction provided in turn helps to facilitate mental visuals in students’ minds, from which their knowledge of essay writing can start to develop.

Creative Writing Scholars on the Publishing Trade

This book addresses all of these core areas and transformations, such as the pros and cons of self-publishing versus traditional publishing, issues of diversity and representation within the publishing industry, digital transformations, and ...

Author: Taylor & Francis Group

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367485419

Category:

Page: 192

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In Creative Writing Scholars on the Publishing Trade: Practice, Praxis, Print, Sam Meekings and Marshall Moore, along with prominent scholar-practitioners, undertake a critical examination of the intersection of creative writing scholarship and the publishing industry. Recent years have seen dramatic shifts within the publishing industry as well as rapid evolution and development in academic creative writing programs. This book addresses all of these core areas and transformations, such as the pros and cons of self-publishing versus traditional publishing, issues of diversity and representation within the publishing industry, digital transformations, and possible career pathways for writing students. It is crucial for creative writing pedagogy to deal with the issues raised by the sudden changes within the industry and this book will be of interest to creative writing students and practitioners as well as publishing students and professionals.

Publish Don t Perish

Expressing a strongly positive view of the value of academic publishing that reaches far beyond what is implied by the book title, Moxley offers informed suggestions to faculty members for conceiving, developing, and publishing scholarly ...

Author: Joseph Michael Moxley

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 0275944530

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

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Expressing a strongly positive view of the value of academic publishing that reaches far beyond what is implied by the book title, Moxley offers informed suggestions to faculty members for conceiving, developing, and publishing scholarly documents as books or journal articles. His book discusses the composing processes of successful writers and provides specific guidelines for various types of writing, including abstracts, book proposals, and grant proposals. Writers are instructed in applying the standards and techniques used by professional editors for evaluating and editing manuscripts. Moxley also addresses political and economic factors that impinge on what is written and published and suggests ways to involve institutions and professional organizations in motivating scholarly writing and publishing.

A Scholar s Guide to Getting Published in English

This guide aims to demystify the practices of scholarly journal publishing in English. The book focuses on practices, institutions and politics rather than language and writing.

Author: Mary Jane Curry

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783090600

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

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This guide aims to demystify the practices of scholarly journal publishing in English. The book focuses on practices, institutions and politics rather than language and writing. Drawing on 10 years of research into academic publishing and writing practices, it provides a guide for readers to relate to their own contexts and situations as they consider publishing.

Handbook of Writing Research Second Edition

The definitive reference in the field, this volume synthesizes current knowledge on writing development and instruction at all grade levels.

Author: Charles A. MacArthur

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 9781462529315

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

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The definitive reference in the field, this volume synthesizes current knowledge on writing development and instruction at all grade levels. Prominent scholars examine numerous facets of writing from sociocultural, cognitive, linguistic, neuroscience, and new literacy/technological perspectives. The volume reviews the evidence base for widely used instructional approaches, including those targeting particular components of writing. Issues in teaching specific populations--including students with disabilities and English learners--are addressed. Innovative research methods and analytic tools are clearly explained, and key directions for future investigation identified. New to This Edition *Chapters on genre instruction, evaluation and revision, argumentative writing, computer-based instruction, and professional development. *Chapters on new literacies, out-of-school writing, translation, and self-regulation. *Many new topics and authors, including more international perspectives. *Multiple chapters connect research findings to the Common Core writing standards. See also the editors' Best Practices in Writing Instruction, Second Edition, an accessible course text and practitioner's guide.

Scholars and the Indian Experience

Author: D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian

Publisher: Bloomington [Ind.] : Published for the D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian, Newberry Library [by] Indiana University Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105039665059

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 268

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Academic Writing

Each of the fourteen chapters explores different aspects of academic writing from practical, professional and theoretical perspectives. The book is written for students, teachers and educators at tertiary organisations.

Author: Luke Strongman

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443864329

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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How do I improve my essay writing skills? Where can I learn quickly how to improve my speech writing? How does writing for the web differ from conventional writing? Are there some categories of mistakes that people commonly make in attempting to write good prose? How can I be persuasive in my writing style? How did language evolve? What is ‘genre theory’? How do I become creative in my prose writing? These and other curious and relevant questions are answered in Academic Writing. Writing is about communication with words, and academic writing is about choosing words carefully to communicate complex ideas. The purpose of the fourteen chapters of this monograph is to provide an introduction to the practice of academic writing with an emphasis on prose writing in particular, for both print-based and online media. Each of the fourteen chapters explores different aspects of academic writing from practical, professional and theoretical perspectives. The book is written for students, teachers and educators at tertiary organisations. Word connoisseurs, debaters, writers and readers may also enjoy its argumentations and analyses.