Academics Writing

Academics Writing

Drawing out implications of the work for academics, university management, professional training, and policy, Academics Writing: The Dynamics of Knowledge Creation is key reading for anyone studying or researching writing, academic support, ...

Author: Karin Tusting

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429582592

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 166

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Academics Writing recounts how academic writing is changing in the contemporary university, transforming what it means to be an academic and how, as a society, we produce academic knowledge. Writing practices are changing as the academic profession itself is reconfigured through new forms of governance and accountability, increasing use of digital resources, and the internationalisation of higher education. Through detailed studies of writing in the daily life of academics in different disciplines and in different institutions, this book explores: the space and time of academic writing; tensions between disciplines and institutions around genres of writing; the diversity of stances adopted towards the tools and technologies of writing, and towards engagement with social media; and the importance of relationships and collaboration with others, in writing and in ongoing learning in a context of constant change. Drawing out implications of the work for academics, university management, professional training, and policy, Academics Writing: The Dynamics of Knowledge Creation is key reading for anyone studying or researching writing, academic support, and development within education and applied linguistics.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Academics Engaging with Student Writing

Academics Engaging with Student Writing

I discuss evidence that academic teachers do frequently seek to develop effective
writing pedagogy within their disciplinary teaching in a way which enables a
connection to be made between academic writing and disciplinary learning.

Author: Jackie Tuck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317358909

Category: Education

Page: 214

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Student writing has long been viewed as a problem in higher education in the UK. Moreover, the sector has consistently performed poorly in the National Student Survey with regard to assessment and feedback. Academics Engaging with Student Writing tackles these major issues from a new and unique angle, exploring the real-life experiences of academic teachers from different institutions as they set, support, read, respond to and assess assignments undertaken by undergraduate students. Incorporating evidence from post-1992 universities, Oxbridge, members of the Russell Group and others, this book examines working practices around student writing within the context of an increasingly market-oriented mass higher education system. Presenting a wealth of relevant examples from disciplines as diverse as History and Sports Science, Tuck makes extensive use of interviews, observations, texts and audio recordings in order to explore the perspectives of academic teachers who work with student writers and their texts. This book will be of interest to researchers, academics and postgraduate students in the fields of academic literacies, higher education, language and literacy, language in higher education, English for academic purposes and assessment. Furthermore, academic teachers with experience of this crucial aspect of academic labour will welcome Tuck’s pioneering work as an indispensable tool for making sense of their own engagement with student writers.
Categories: Education

The Handbook Of Academic Writing A Fresh Approach

The Handbook Of Academic Writing  A Fresh Approach

Writing is one of the most demanding tasks that academics and researchers face.

Author: Murray, Rowena

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335219339

Category: Education

Page: 196

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Writing is one of the most demanding tasks that academics and researchers face. In some disciplines we learn some of what we need to know to be productive, successful writers; but in other disciplines there is no training, support or mentoring of any kind.
Categories: Education

The Essentials of Academic Writing

The Essentials of Academic Writing

Provides: thorough coverage of the most important phases of academic writing-- from planning and research through revising and proofreading; five carefully annotated academic essays by students and well-known authors as models of narrative, ...

Author: Derek Soles

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 0618215999

Category: Education

Page: 347

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Provides: thorough coverage of the most important phases of academic writing-- from planning and research through revising and proofreading; five carefully annotated academic essays by students and well-known authors as models of narrative, expository, and argumentative writing; and thirteen additional sample essays, both student and professional, and an engaging case study of a student research paper.
Categories: Education

The Academic Writer s Toolkit

The Academic Writer s Toolkit

Berger’s slim, user-friendly volume on academic writing is a gift to linguistically-stressed academics.

Author: Arthur Asa Berger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315419329

Category: Psychology

Page: 176

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Berger’s slim, user-friendly volume on academic writing is a gift to linguistically-stressed academics. Author of 60 published books, the author speaks to junior scholars and graduate students about the process and products of academic writing. He differentiates between business writing skills for memos, proposals, and reports, and the scholarly writing that occurs in journals and books. He has suggestions for getting the “turgid” out of turgid academic prose and offers suggestions on how to best structure various forms of documents for effective communication. Written in Berger’s friendly, personal style, he shows by example that academics can write good, readable prose in a variety of genres.
Categories: Psychology

The Writing Scholar

The Writing Scholar

These essays, by internationally-noted researchers and theorists in the field, bring varied insights to bear on the question of what happens, linguistically and psychologically, when academics set out to report facts, explain phenomena, ...

Author: Walter Nash

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: IND:30000000252100

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

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There is a popular image of academic writing as obscure, convoluted and replete with jargon. Some academic writers conform to this image, while others transform it. Academic discourse is clearly influenced by many factors, conventions and motives. These essays, by internationally-noted researchers and theorists in the field, bring varied insights to bear on the question of what happens, linguistically and psychologically, when academics set out to report facts, explain phenomena, propound hypotheses, argue, persuade and rebut. The contributors look critically at the assumptions and principles underlying academic writing.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing for Publication

Writing for Publication

Author: Georgina Tuari Stewart

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789813344396

Category:

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Air Light Time Space

Air   Light   Time   Space

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.

Author: Helen Sword

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674737709

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 111

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.
Categories: Education

Passion and Politics

Passion and Politics

In examining this process, the authors of this book seek to provide academic writers with a deeper understanding of their own practice of writing that will help them continually improve throughout their careers."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: Eileen Carnell

Publisher: Institute of Education Publica

ISBN: UOM:39015079209063

Category: Education

Page: 217

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"Writing for publication is such an integral part of academic life that it is often taken for granted. The journey to becoming a successful published writer is a challenging one that requires perseverance, skill and dedication. In examining this process, the authors of this book seek to provide academic writers with a deeper understanding of their own practice of writing that will help them continually improve throughout their careers."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Education

Phraseology in English Academic Writing

Phraseology in English Academic Writing

This study examines the use of prefabricated language (conventional lexical collocations) in the production of native and non-native writers of English.

Author: Peter Andrew Howarth

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110937923

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

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This study examines the use of prefabricated language (conventional lexical collocations) in the production of native and non-native writers of English. It first develops a framework for the description of restricted collocations and then reviews experimental research into the psycholinguistic processing of prefabricated language. Computer-based corpora of native and advanced non-native academic writing are analysed to discover to what extent and how such collocations are used in formal written English. Pedagogical implications are then considered, and the final part of the study examines the selection and presentation of restricted collocations in general and phraseological dictionaries for learners. The conclusion suggests that advanced learners need specialist collocational dictionaries, and the results of this research help to establish principles for the design of such dictionaries.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

How to Fix Your Academic Writing Trouble

How to Fix Your Academic Writing Trouble

Introduction: You may have academic writing troubles, but you can fix them!

Author: Inger Mewburn

Publisher:

ISBN: 0335243320

Category: Academic writing

Page: 178

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Are you confused by the feedback you get from your academic teachers and mentors? This clear and accessible guide to decoding academic feedback will help you interpret what your lecturer or research supervisor is really trying to tell you about your writing--and show you how to fix it. It will help you master a range of techniques and strategies to take your writing to the next level and along the way you'll learn why academic text looks the way it does, and how to produce that 'authoritative scholarly voice' that everyone talks about. This book is an easy-to-use resource for postgraduate students and researchers in all disciplines, and even professional academics, to diagnose their writing issues and find ways to fix them. This book would also be a valuable text for academic writing courses and writing groups, such as those offered in doctoral and Master's by research degree programmes. 'Whether they have writing problems or not, every academic writer will want this handy compendium of effective strategies and sound explanations on their book shelf--it's a must-have.' Pat Thomson, Professor of Education, University of Nottingham, UK
Categories: Academic writing

The Work of Writing

The Work of Writing

In The Work of Writing, Rankin challenges these assumptions by encouraging the professional writer to develop a strong writing voice and become fully engaged with the writing process, thus producing written work that is lively and engaging.

Author: Elizabeth Rankin

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015054288744

Category: Education

Page: 122

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Professional and academic writing is often seen as dull, dry, and as boring to write as it is to read. In The Work of Writing, Rankin challenges these assumptions by encouraging the professional writer to develop a strong writing voice and become fully engaged with the writing process, thus producing written work that is lively and engaging. This book will give academic practitioners and other professionals critical help in determining what to write, how to write it, and how to position their written works succesfully for the markets they wish to reach. Rather than a style manual, The Work of Writing focuses on the thinking, strategizing, and decision making that goes on in the heads of academic and professional writers. In doing so, it deals with the complex issues of purpose, audience, genre, and voice that all writers face. Drawing on collective experience of academic and professional readers as well as writers, Rankin offers a framework to help writers think about their writing in realistic, practical, and productive ways. The book offers specific examples and "real-life" scenarios that are familiar to all academic writers--and by extension, to practicing professionals as well.
Categories: Education

Academic Writing and Publishing

Academic Writing and Publishing

".... guides the reader through the process of writing and publishing. Packed with examples and evaluations of recent work, the book is presented in short chapters to reflect the writing and publishing process."--BOOK JACKET.

Author: James Hartley (Ph. D.)

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415453219

Category: Education

Page: 196

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".... guides the reader through the process of writing and publishing. Packed with examples and evaluations of recent work, the book is presented in short chapters to reflect the writing and publishing process."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: Education

Academic Writing and Identity Constructions

Academic Writing and Identity Constructions

This book presents multiple cultural and contextual takes on working performances of academic/writer/thinker, both inside and outside the academy.

Author: Louise M. Thomas

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030016746

Category: Education

Page: 209

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This book presents multiple cultural and contextual takes on working performances of academic/writer/thinker, both inside and outside the academy. With worldwide, seismic shifts taking place in both the contexts and terrains of universities, and subsequently the altering of what it means to write as an academic and work in academia, the editors and contributors use writing to position and re-position themselves as academics, thinkers and researchers. Using as a point of departure universities and academic/writing work contexts shaped by the increasing dominance of commodification, measurement and performativity, this volume explores responses to these evolving, shifting contexts. In response to the growing global interest in writing as performance, this book breaks new ground by theorizing multiple identity constructions of academic/writer/researcher; considering the possibilities and challenges of engaging in academic writing work in ways that are authentic and sustainable. This reflective and interdisciplinary volume will resonate with students and scholars of academic writing, as well as all those working to reconcile different facets of identity.
Categories: Education

Academic Writing and Dyslexia

Academic Writing and Dyslexia

This book presents a unique visual approach to academic writing and composition specifically tailored to the needs of dyslexic students in higher education.

Author: Adrian J. Wallbank

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351966887

Category: Education

Page: 184

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This book presents a unique visual approach to academic writing and composition specifically tailored to the needs of dyslexic students in higher education. Readers will learn to successfully structure and articulate their ideas, get to grips with critical reading, thinking and writing, and fulfil their full academic potential. The ‘writing process’ is demystified and techniques for writing compelling, insightful and mark generating essays are conveyed via innovative and meaningful representations, templates, images, icons and prompts, specifically designed to meet the visual and ‘big picture’ strengths of dyslexic learners. A companion website offers supplementary exercises, examples, videos and a full range of downloadable templates and bookmarks. Written by a dyslexic for dyslexics, Academic Writing and Dyslexia is underpinned by extensive research. As a dyslexic student you will learn to present your thoughts with confidence, critically evaluate competing arguments and gain top marks. The book will help you bridge the gap between your existing coping strategies and the increased demands and rigours of academic writing at university. It will be an invaluable resource for dyslexic students, academics, dyslexia specialists, learning developers and writing tutors throughout the higher education sector.
Categories: Education

Write No Matter What

Write No Matter What

Writing in academe.

Author: Joli Jensen

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226461700

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Writing in academe. Letting go of the dream ; Demystifying academic writing ; Craftsman attitude -- Using tools that work. Three taming techniques ; Securing time ; Securing space ; Securing energy -- Challenging writing myths. Draining the drama ; Demons in for tea ; The magnum opus myth ; The impostor syndrome ; The cleared-deck fantasy ; The hostile reader fear ; Compared with X ; The perfect first sentence ; One more source -- Maintaining momentum. Follow the lilt ; Beginnings and endings ; Finding the lost trail ; Effective feedback ; Handling revisions and rejections ; Working with stalls ; Relinquishing toxic projects ; Back-burner projects ; Breaks, summers, and sabbaticals -- Building writing support. Overcoming isolation ; Creating faculty writing groups ; Building campus writing support
Categories: Education

Seductive Academic Writing

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.
Categories: Reference

Natives and Academics

Natives and Academics

With lively prose and telling arguments, Natives and Academics lends clarity to the heated debate about the purpose and direction of Native American scholarship.

Author: Devon Abbott Mihesuah

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803282435

Category: History

Page: 212

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Ten leading Native scholars examine the state of scholarly research and writing on Native Americans. Their distinctive perspectives and telling arguments lend clarity to the heated debate about the purpose and direction of Native American scholarship. All too frequently, Native Americans have little control over how they and their ancestors are researched and depicted in scholarly writings. The relationship between Native peoples and the academic community has become especially rocky in recent years. Both groups are grappling with troubling questions about research ethics, methodology, and theory in the field and in the classroom. In this timely and illuminating anthology, ten leading Native scholars examine the state of scholarly research and writing on Native Americans. They offer distinctive, frequently self-critical perspectives on several important issues: the representativeness of Native informants, the merits of various methods of data collection, the veracity and role of oral histories, the suitability of certain genres of scholarly writing for the study of Native Americans, the marketing of Native culture and history, and debates about cultural essentialism. Some contributors propose alternative forms of scholarship. Special attention is also given to the experiences, responsibilities, and challenges facing Native academics themselves. With lively prose and telling arguments, Natives and Academics lends clarity to the heated debate about the purpose and direction of Native American scholarship.
Categories: History

Academic Writing in a Second or Foreign Language

Academic Writing in a Second or Foreign Language

This book looks at both student and professional academic writers, using qualitative text analysis, quantitative questionnaire data, corpus investigations and ethnographic approaches to searchingly examine issues central to the EAP field.

Author: Ramona Tang

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441153340

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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It can be a challenge writing in a language that is not your native tongue. Constructing academic essays, dissertations and research articles in this second or foreign language is even more challenging, yet across the globe thousands of academics and students do so, some out of choice, some out of necessity. This book looks at a major issue within the field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP). It focuses on the issues confronting non-native-English-speaking academics, scholars and students, who face increasing pressure to write and publish in English, now widely acknowledged as the academic lingua franca. Questions of identity, access, pedagogy and empowerment naturally arise. This book looks at both student and professional academic writers, using qualitative text analysis, quantitative questionnaire data, corpus investigations and ethnographic approaches to searchingly examine issues central to the EAP field.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Disciplinary Discourses

Disciplinary Discourses

In the Michigan Classics Edition of Disciplinary Discourses: Social Interactions in AcademicWriting, Ken Hyland examines the relationships between the cultures of academic communities and their unique discourses.

Author: Ken Hyland

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472030248

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 211

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Why do engineers "report" while philosophers "argue" and biologists "describe"? In the Michigan Classics Edition of Disciplinary Discourses: Social Interactions in AcademicWriting, Ken Hyland examines the relationships between the cultures of academic communities and their unique discourses. Drawing on discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, and the voices of professional insiders, Ken Hyland explores how academics use language to organize their professional lives, carry out intellectual tasks, and reach agreement on what will count as knowledge. In addition, Disciplinary Discourses presents a useful framework for understanding the interactions between writers and their readers in published academic writing. From this framework, Hyland provides practical teaching suggestions and points out opportunities for further research within the subject area. As issues of linguistic and rhetorical expression of disciplinary conventions are becoming more central to teachers, students, and researchers, the careful analysis and straightforward style of Disciplinary Discourses make it a remarkable asset. The Michigan Classics Edition features a new preface by the author and a new foreword by John M. Swales.
Categories: Foreign Language Study