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Writing for Scholars
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Writing for Scholars
A Practical Guide to Making Sense & Being Heard

Second Edition
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April 2015 | 232 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Academics are not just researchers, but writers too. Using her many years of practical experience gained as a teacher and editor, Lynn Nygaard guides you through the whole process of writing and presenting your research in order to help you make your voice heard within the academic community.  Grounded in real world advice rather than abstract best practice, Nygaard demonstrates a number of approaches to writing in order to help you identify those most suited to your own project.

This updated new edition includes:

  • Revised and expanded sections in each chapter 
  • More focus on the social sciences
  • A more international focus
  • Updated discussions on publishing practices
  • Annotated biographies for each chapter
  • New illustrations and images
  • Additional practical tips and exercises 

From defining your audience, to forming your argument and structuring your work, this book will enable you to communicate your research passionately and professionally.

Visit the companion website for additional online resources!

This updated new edition includes:

 

  • Revised and expanded sections in each chapter
  • More focus on the social sciences
  • A more international focus
  • Updated discussions on publishing practices
  • Annotated bibliographies for each chapter
  • New illustrations and images
  • Additional practical tips and exercises

 

 

From defining your audience, to forming your argument and structuring your work, this book will enable you to communicate your research passionately and professionally.

 
Chapter 1. Introduction: Entering the conversation
 
Chapter 2. Getting started: Developing good writing habits
 
Chapter 3. The “i” in (social) science: Objectivity, transparency, and argument
 
Chapter 4. Who are you talking to? Defining your audience
 
Chapter 5. What do you want to say? Forming your core argument
 
Chapter 6. How are you going to say it? Developing your structure
 
Chapter 7. Breaking up the grey mass: Headings, figures, and tables
 
Chapter 8. Holding up the mirror: Giving and receiving feedback
 
Chapter 9. Saying it out loud: Presenting your paper
 
Chapter 10. Delivering the goods: Following author guidelines and submitting your manuscript

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Very companion textbook for undergraduate and graduate students

Miss Jacinta Kelly
Allied Hlth & Counselling (Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin University
June 27, 2015

This well-organised book is very good, and packed with personal insight. There isn't a reader who won't find something of use within its covers. Glad to have encountered this useful text.

Mr Max Eames
School of Psychology, University of East London
March 30, 2015
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