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: * More examples from across the social sciences * A new chapter on presenting statistical data * Examples from around the world * More material on e-publishing, open access and referencing software * An annotated biography * A comprehensive glossary. From defining your audience, to forming your argument and structuring your work, this book enable's 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).