However, there was one rotten apple in the barrel, written by an academic, as might have been predicted. There are notable exceptions to the current hollowing out of higher education, which I mention below. And even if you are not in a scientific discipline, you can still benefit from plenty of very general strategies and tips to help you improve on your skills.
Our goal is to pull back the curtain cloaking the mystery of writing and reveal the approaches geographers have used to write better and teach that craft to their students.
A paragraph from the same, printed above, came back to me as I read Stylish Academic Writing SAWwhich quotes from numerous papers that are at least as unappetizing to the reader as my chosen example. Edited by Allan M. University of California Press, Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks: But there are other places where I publish for fun, for the joy it gives me to communicate with a wider audience.
Think about a PhD thesis. Let viable verbs move the reader forward. Williams, Joseph Bizup, and William T. From Dissertation to Book. How many academics even try to do that?
Harvard University Press, A Dictionary of Modern English Usage. Elegant ideas deserve elegant expression. Also available at http: Rules of engagement ; On being disciplined ; A guide to the style guides -- pt. The Chicago Guide to Writing about Numbers.
AMA Manual of Style: Modern Language Association of America, Stein, Arlene, and Jessie Daniels. Conversations on the Art of Writing. There is no anguish like the anguish of writing a Ph.
Our discipline includes scholars working in the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Harvard Law Review Association, Outside geography, scholars such as Helen Sword, William Cronon, and Stephen Pyne identified common features of stylish academic writing and offer guidance on how scholars can improve their dissertations, articles, and books (Sword ; Cronon ; Pyne a, b).
Stylish Academic Writing. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, rotten apple in the barrel, written by an academic, as might have been predicted. This is a dense and typical piece of academic writing that seems to display the author’s erudition and surely isn’t intended to be read; it is the one piece in this book that I have.
Becoming a 'Stylish' Writer In Stylish Academic Writing, a new book from Harvard University Press, Helen Sword analyzes 1, scholarly articles from an array of disciplines and comes up with. Stylish Academic Writing: How to Reach More Readers While Still Looking Smart.
University of Auckland. A literary scholar, poet, and award-winning teacher, she has published five books, including Stylish Academic Writing (Harvard ) and The Writer’s Diet (Chicago ), and has run workshops on academic writing at more than sixty.
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. Stylish Academic Writing (Sword, ): Professor Sword is a qualitative researcher and a scholar of academic writing, and she took it upon herself to interview several dozen researchers of all stripes, disciplines and career stages, and systematize her learnings in a fantastic book that showcases what stylish academic writing looks like.