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In Support of Academic Writing

In Support of Academic Writing | Writing | Scoop.it
Last fall, Steven Pinker promoted his new book, The Sense of Style, with an article in The Chronicle Review entitled "Why Academics Stink at Writing”. I didn't write about this article at the time ...
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Students can write: Making writing tasks relevant and personal can bring out hidden skills.

Students can write: Making writing tasks relevant and personal can bring out hidden skills. | Writing | Scoop.it
A common complaint about student writing is that it is often very poor. Students don’t understand grammar, don’t know how to spell, don’t know what paragraphs are for, don’t understand how to refer...
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Writing tip: Break complex ideas into manageable chunks - THE WRITTEN WORD

Photo: Building Blocks by Myfear on Flickr. Creative Commons licence. Periodically, my university student sons ask for writing advice for their assignments. Most recently, the elder asked for another word for “prelude” or “precursor.” What the Blond Raven wanted to do was describe how Algeria’s experience in the 1990s, when a number of religious groups …
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30 tips for successful academic research and writing

Choosing something that you are passionately interested in to research is a great first step on the road to successful academic writing but it can be difficult to keep the momentum going. Deborah L...
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Scholarly Writing Hacks: 5 Lessons I Learned Writing Every Day in June – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Scholarly Writing Hacks: 5 Lessons I Learned Writing Every Day in June – ProfHacker - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Writing | Scoop.it
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Distraction: not the usual suspects - Jo VanEvery

Distraction: not the usual suspects - Jo VanEvery | Writing | Scoop.it
Distraction is the enemy of productivity. There is all kinds of time management and productivity advice telling you to track what you are doing and get rid of all the meaningless tasks that don’t contribute to moving your project forward. There are apps and strategies for doing that. But are you focused on the right …
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Keeping Up, Meeting Deadlines, and Making Habits Stick | AMBER JANE DAVIS

Keeping Up, Meeting Deadlines, and Making Habits Stick | AMBER JANE DAVIS | Writing | Scoop.it
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Transforming a Doctoral Thesis into Publishable Articles I: Expectations and a Clear Focus

Transforming a doctoral thesis into one or more publishable articles is not simply a matter of cutting interesting parts out of the thesis and pasting them together into a new document.
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The Value of 10 Minutes: Writing Advice for the Time-Less Academic

The Value of 10 Minutes: Writing Advice for the Time-Less Academic | Writing | Scoop.it
If you’ve got a small block of time between meetings or before class, don’t just fire up YouTube. Writing in frequent, short bursts will make you a more productive and focused scholar.
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Writing informative abstracts for journal articles

Writing informative abstracts for journal articles - Advice for authoring a PhD or academic book - Medium
Be substantive and communicate your key findings 
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Writing for an academic journal: 10 tips

Writing for an academic journal: 10 tips | Writing | Scoop.it
What seems like common sense isn't common practice, says Rowena Murray who shares her top tips for getting published
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How to write a peer review to improve scholarship: Do unto others as you would wish them do unto you.

How to write a peer review to improve scholarship: Do unto others as you would wish them do unto you. | Writing | Scoop.it
In academia, peer review functions as a quality-assurance mechanism which also aims to improve the scientific process as a whole. But few reviewers are provided with any training or mentoring on ho...
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70 useful sentences for academic writing | Luiz Otávio Barros

70 useful sentences for academic writing | Luiz Otávio Barros | Writing | Scoop.it
Back in the late 90s, in the process of reading for my MA dissertation, I put together a collection of hundreds of sentence stems that I felt could help me with
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Writing Rules! Advice From The Times on Writing Well

Writing Rules! Advice From The Times on Writing Well | Writing | Scoop.it
Recent Times features, including a new series on the art of writing, inspire us to create this list of 10 “rules” for writing well. In it you’ll find links to advice on everything from using punctuation to reading the way writers do.
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#acwri Twitter Chat: Dealing with Reviewer Comments (with tweets) · explorstyle

This Twitter chat was dedicated to strategies for dealing with reviewer comments (hosted by @ThomsonPat).
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How to become a literature searching ninja

How to become a literature searching ninja | Writing | Scoop.it
We often talk about 'searching the literature' - but how do you actually do it? Literature searches are one of those skills that we assume students already have when they get into a PhD. As a conse...
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How To Stop Procrastinating And Build The Habit Of Writing - Next Scientist

How To Stop Procrastinating And Build The Habit Of Writing - Next Scientist | Writing | Scoop.it
How To Stop Procrastinating And Build The Habit Of Writing in a PhD. Beat PhD procrastination, build the habit of writing, stick to it.
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How to write clear, concise (and more enjoyable to read) scientific academic articles

How to write clear, concise (and more enjoyable to read) scientific academic articles | Writing | Scoop.it
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