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.
This clear and practical book on academic grammar shows students how to avoid common mistakes and how to quickly apply this to their essays. It is unique in its focus on English grammar for academic purposes across a range of disciplines.
A little book that takes students clearly through the important differences between the 'why' and 'how' of reading at university. It shows how to use reading lists, journals and books effectively, and how to put together coherent, useful notes. With this book, students will make the best possible use of their time spent reading.
This concise, handy guide demystifies academic writing, providing students with real insight into writing well at university. Direct and practical advice allows students to gain the confidence, knowledge and tools to hit the ground running from their first year of study. Well-presented, featuring lively illustrations.
Deals with a number of generic issues around academic writing and then considers writing refereed journal articles, books and book chapters in detail as well as other, less common, forms of publication for academics. This book aims to demystify the process and to help you to become a confident, competent, successful and published writer.
Explains the book publishing process. This title explains how to prepare a book proposal, how to respond to reviews and how to secure a contract. It offers coverage of contracts, book production and promotion.
Includes a chapter arguing that the future of academic writing is in the hands of young scholars who meet the broader expectations of readers rather than the narrow requirements of academic committees. This title reveals to PhDs the secrets of careful and thoughtful revision.
Written by a highly experienced editor in academic publishing, this book contains just what students and academics need to know to get their work into print, with lots of practical advice and examples.
Shows students how to make their writing effective and grammatically correct. Organised into mini units and easy to read, it deals with everyday tasks and problems. This second edition adds further guidance on common questions raised by students, for example 'When does one use italics and/or underlining?'
Rhetoric is what gives words power. It's nothing to be afraid of. It isn't the exclusive preserve of politicians: it's everywhere, from your argument with the insurance company to your plea to the waitress for a table near the window. This book examines how people have taught, practiced and thought about rhetoric from its Attic origins onwards.
Reading Critically at University provides 13 different ways of undertaking a critique. It will help you to confidently use these critique methods to develop your own methods. Each chapter contains sample passages, example critiques and explanations of underlying theory to help you to consolidate your understanding and skills.
This guide explains why referencing is an essential part of good writing, and shows how to do it. It explains what plagiarism is and how to avoid it. With clear explanations and examples, this handy easy-to-read guide has engaging illustrations and an informal style.
Providing instantaneous and easily accessible answers to specific questions on all of the most important areas of academic writing, this book covers essays, assignments, reports, reflective writing, exam questions, research reports and literature reviews.
Provides practical advice on how to impress, convince and persuade your colleagues or clients. This book helps you: improve your writing skills; think constructively before writing; create a good report; produce persuasive proposals; use clear and distinctive language; and, present numbers, graphs and charts effectively.
This title guides students through the whole process of academic writing. From understanding the task and planning essays or assignments, right through to utilising feedback, it will ensure students are able to get more out of the writing process.
If you are looking for a quick nuts-and-bolts overview, turn to Schaum's Easy Outlines!Schaum's Easy Outline of Writing and Grammar is a pared-down, simplified, and tightly focused review of the topic.
This concise guide shows you how to develop convincing academic arguments and create an effective personal style for presenting them. From planning a logical structure to conveying your ideas in precise language, this book takes you through every stage of assignment writing with the argument firmly in focus.
Practical, accessible, and written by an author with extensive teaching experience, this book is essential for students wanting to write better essays which are well-structured and researched, whether as coursework or in exams.
With tips on punctuation, style, grammar and essay structure, this handy guide provides succinct and practical guidance on students' most common areas of concern in their written work. Each tip is supplemented by authentic examples of student writing; suggested re-writes; and appropriate self-help exercises.