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Words of Advice
||"We forget that every good that is worth possessing must be paid for in strokes of daily effort. We postpone and postpone until those smiling possibilities are dead...By neglecting the necessary concrete labor, by sparing ourselves a little daily tax, we are positively digging the graves of our higher possibilities."
This page includes links to resources on general academic & scholarly writing, with an emphasis on writing for publication.
Articles on Scholarly Writing
- Bonk, C. (2010). 30 writing tips.Inside Higher Ed. Online.
- Frels, R. K., Onwuegbuzie, A. J., & Slate, J. R. (2010, Spring2010). Editorial: A Typology of Verbs for Scholarly Writing. Research in the Schools. p. 1.
- Gibson, M. (2016). A primer re: attempting to publish in Dialectic(and many other scholarly journals). AIGA Design Educators'Community. Online.
- Gopen, G., & Swan, J. (1990). The Science of Scientific Writing. American Scientist, 78(6), 550-558
- Heatwole, H. (2008). Editorial: A Plea for Scholarly Writing. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 48(2), 159-163.
- Hoeschler, K & Werder, C. (2010). Writing for academe: A series on dialogue, mentoring, and motivation, InsideHigherEd. Online.
- Jenson, J. (2017). Aiding the writing-stalled professor. Chronicle of HIgher Education. Online.
- McGregor, H. (2018). Peer review for digital and non-traditional scholarship. MLA Committee on Information Technology.
- Solomon, D. (2007). The role of peer review for scholarly journals in the information age. The Journal of Electronic Publishing. 10(1).
- Wesling, D. (2007). Scholarly writing and emotional knowledge. Papers on Language & Literature, 43(4), 363+.
General Academic Writing
The Elements of Academic Style by "Hayot does more than explain the techniques of academic writing. He aims to adjust the writer's perspective, encouraging scholars to think of themselves as makers and doers of important work. Scholarly writing can be frustrating and exhausting, yet also satisfying and crucial, and Hayot weaves these experiences, including his own trials and tribulations, into an ethos for scholars to draw on as they write. Combining psychological support with practical suggestions for composing introductions and conclusions, developing a schedule for writing, using notes and citations, and structuring paragraphs and essays, this guide to the elements of academic style does its part to rejuvenate scholarship and writing in the humanities."--Publisher's website.
Call Number: PE1404 .H3943 2014
Publication Date: 2014-08-05
Line by Line by Line by Line reveals the techniques used by professional editors to detect and revise flawed prose. Writers learn to catch their errors and to apply practical revision strategies that can be adapted to any sort of exposition. Line by Line concentrates on specific ways to improve first drafts. It shows writers how to recognize and eliminate the stylistic faults that most often impede reading and obscure meaning.
Call Number: PE1441 .C66 1985
Publication Date: 1986-06-30
Stylish Academic Writing by Elegant data and ideas deserve elegant expression, argues Helen Sword in this lively guide to academic writing. For scholars frustrated with disciplinary conventions, and for specialists who want to write for a larger audience but are unsure where to begin, here are imaginative, practical, witty pointers that show how to make articles and books a pleasure to read -- and to write.
Call Number: LB2369 .S96 2012eb
Publication Date: 2011-01-01
Write It Up by How and when to pick a journal -- Tone and style -- Writing with others : tips for coauthored papers -- Writing the introduction -- Writing the method -- Writing the results -- Writing the discussion -- Arcana and miscellany : from titles to footnotes -- Dealing with journals : submitting, resubmitting, and reviewing -- One of many : building a body of work.
Call Number: PN146 .S553 2015 ONLINE
Publication Date: 2014-09-01
Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks by Using this workbook -- Designing your plan for writing -- Starting your article -- Advancing your argument -- Selecting a journal -- Reviewing the related literature -- Strengthening your structure -- Presenting your evidence -- Opening and concluding your article -- Giving, getting, and using others' feedback -- Editing your sentences -- Wrapping up your article -- Sending your article! -- Responding to journal decisions.
Call Number: Z471 .B45 2009
Publication Date: 2009-01-21
Writing in the Disciplines
Effective Writing in Psychology by The new edition of this successful text helps users to generate crisp scientific communication, offering clear guidelines on effective writing, and illustrating how to generate strong and compelling prose. The book aids students, writers, and speakers at all levels by guiding them at every stage of the process. In a practical and accessible way, the authors teach readers how to form concise, unambiguous arguments, document their sources, and render technical information clear and comprehensible.
Call Number: BF76.7 .B45 2012
Publication Date: 2012-03-22
Engaged Writers and Dynamic Disciplines by Engaged Writers and Dynamic Disciplines illuminates disciplinary assumptions, expectations, and writing practices. It shows faculty and student writers taking risks with form and ideas as they weigh the demands of writing in the academy with their own passions for learning and self-expression. Thaiss and Zawacki demonstrate that academic disciplines are dynamic spaces that accommodate a variety of alternative styles and visions, even as they respect careful, systematic research.
Call Number: PE1404 .T4717 2006
Publication Date: 2006-03-01
Getting Published in the Life Sciences by "The goal of this book is to make it easier for scientists, especially those new to scientific writing, to write about their results and to get their manuscripts accepted in peer-reviewed journals. The book covers each step throughout the submission process, from organizing and outlining the manuscript, presenting statistical data and results, to what happens during the in-house manuscript review process and what to do if an article is initially rejected.
Call Number: QH304 .G53 2011
Publication Date: 2011-11-15
Reporting Research in Psychology by Reporting standards for research in psychology: why do we need them? What might they be -- Setting the stage: title page, abstract, and introduction -- Detailing what you did : The methods section -- Summarizing your data and statistical analysis : The results section -- Describing what your results mean : The discussion section -- Reporting a meta-analysis -- How JARS and MARS came to be and can be used.
Call Number: BF76.8 .C66 2011
Publication Date: 2010-12-15
Writing Scientific Research Articles by This book shows scientists how to apply their analysis and synthesis skills to overcoming the challenge of how to write, as well as what to write, to maximise their chances of publishing in international scientific journals. The book uses analysis of the scientific article genre to provide clear processes for writing each section of a manuscript, starting with clear ‘story'construction and packaging of results. Each learning step uses practical exercises to develop writing and data presentation skills based on reader analysis of well-written example papers.
Call Number: T11 .C37 2013
Publication Date: 2013-04-10