Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks

Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks
Author: Wendy Laura Belcher
Release: 2009-01-20
Editor: SAGE
Pages: 377
ISBN: 9781412957014
Language: en
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This book provides you with all the tools you need to write an excellent academic article and get it published.

Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks

Writing Your Journal Article in 12 Weeks
Author: Wendy Laura Belcher
Release: 2009
Editor: Sage Publications (CA)
Pages: 351
ISBN: 1412957559
Language: en
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Wendy Laura Belcher's Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success is a revolutionary approach to enabling academic authors to overcome their anxieties and produce the publications that are essential to succeeding in their fields. Each week, readers learn a particular feature of strong articles and work on revising theirs accordingly. At the end of twelve weeks, they send their article to a journal. This invaluable resource is the only guide that focuses specifically on publishing humanities and social science journal articles. -- Back cover.

Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks

Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks
Author: Wendy Laura Belcher
Release: 2019
Editor: Chicago Guides to Writing, Edi
Pages: 368
ISBN: 022649991X
Language: en
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"Wow. No one ever told me this!" Wendy Laura Belcher has heard this countless times throughout her years of teaching and advising academics on how to write journal articles. Scholars know they must publish, but few have been told how to do so. So Belcher made it her mission to demystify the writing process. The result was Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks, which takes this overwhelming task and breaks it into small, manageable steps. For the past decade, this guide has been the go-to source for those creating articles for peer-reviewed journals. It has enabled thousands to overcome their anxieties and produce the publications that are essential to succeeding in their fields. With this new edition, Belcher expands her advice to reach beginning scholars in even more disciplines. She builds on feedback from professors and graduate students who have successfully used the workbook to complete their articles. A new chapter addresses scholars who are writing from scratch. This edition also includes more targeted exercises and checklists, as well as the latest research on productivity and scholarly writing. Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks is the only reference to combine expert guidance with a step-by-step workbook. Each week, readers learn a feature of strong articles and work on revising theirs accordingly. Every day is mapped out, taking the guesswork and worry out of writing. There are tasks, templates, and reminders. At the end of twelve weeks, graduate students, recent PhDs, postdoctoral fellows, adjunct instructors, junior faculty, and international faculty will feel confident they know that the rules of academic publishing and have the tools they need to succeed.

Abyssinia s Samuel Johnson

Abyssinia s Samuel Johnson
Author: Wendy Laura Belcher
Release: 2012-06-01
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780199793310
Language: en
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Uncovers African influences on the Western imagination during the eighteenth century, paying particular attention to the ways Ethiopia inspired and shaped the work of Samuel Johnson.

The Dissertation Journey

The Dissertation Journey
Author: Carol M. Roberts
Release: 2010-08-23
Editor: Corwin Press
Pages: 249
ISBN: 9781452295794
Language: en
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It’s an uphill climb—but the view from the top makes it all worthwhile. A dissertation can be challenging, but this informative book helps you overcome the obstacles along the way. Using graphics, checklists, and sample forms, this guide readies you for each step of the process, including selecting the committee, getting acclimated to academic writing, preparing for your oral defense, and publishing your research. New features include: A chapter on ethical considerations Expanded coverage of digital data collection and the Internet More detailed information on conducting the literature review A discussion of how to develop a theoretical or conceptual framework

Handbook for Academic Authors

Handbook for Academic Authors
Author: Beth Luey
Release: 2010
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 297
ISBN: 9780521194983
Language: en
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This fifth edition has been revised to reflect the impact of digital technology on authorship and publishing.

What Editors Want

What Editors Want
Author: Philippa J. Benson,Susan C. Silver
Release: 2013
Editor: University of Chicago Press
Pages: 189
ISBN: 9780226043135
Language: en
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Research publications have always been key to building a successful career in science, yet little if any formal guidance is offered to young scientists on how to get research papers peer reviewed, accepted, and published by leading scientific journals. With What Editors Want, Philippa J. Benson and Susan C. Silver, two well-respected editors from the science publishing community, remedy that situation with a clear, straightforward guide that will be of use to all scientists. Benson and Silver instruct readers on how to identify the journals that are most likely to publish a given paper, how to write an effective cover letter, how to avoid common pitfalls of the submission process, and how to effectively navigate the all-important peer review process, including dealing with revisions and rejection. With supplemental advice from more than a dozen experts, this book will equip scientists with the knowledge they need to usher their papers through publication.

Unequal Higher Education

Unequal Higher Education
Author: Barrett J. Taylor,Brendan Cantwell
Release: 2019-05-03
Editor: Rutgers University Press
Pages: 158
ISBN: 9780813593517
Language: en
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American higher education is often understood as a vehicle for social advancement. However, the institutions at which students enroll differ widely from one another. Some enjoy tremendous endowment savings and/or collect resources via research, which then offsets the funds that students contribute. Other institutions rely heavily on student tuition payments. These schools may struggle to remain solvent, and their students often bear the lion’s share of educational costs. Unequal Higher Education identifies and explains the sources of stratification that differentiate colleges and universities in the United States. Barrett J. Taylor and Brendan Cantwell use quantitative analysis to map the contours of this system. They then explain the mechanisms that sustain it and illustrate the ways in which rising institutional inequality has limited individual opportunity, especially for students of color and low-income individuals.

Learn to Write Badly

Learn to Write Badly
Author: Michael Billig
Release: 2013-06-20
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781107244870
Language: en
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Modern academia is increasingly competitive yet the writing style of social scientists is routinely poor and continues to deteriorate. Are social science postgraduates being taught to write poorly? What conditions adversely affect the way they write? And which linguistic features contribute towards this bad writing? Michael Billig's witty and entertaining book analyses these questions in a quest to pinpoint exactly what is going wrong with the way social scientists write. Using examples from diverse fields such as linguistics, sociology and experimental social psychology, Billig shows how technical terminology is regularly less precise than simpler language. He demonstrates that there are linguistic problems with the noun-based terminology that social scientists habitually use - 'reification' or 'nominalization' rather than the corresponding verbs 'reify' or 'nominalize'. According to Billig, social scientists not only use their terminology to exaggerate and to conceal, but also to promote themselves and their work.

Imagine If

Imagine If
Author: Sir Ken Robinson, PhD,Kate Robinson
Release: 2022-03-01
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780525505907
Language: en
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A call to action that pulls together all of Sir Ken Robinson’s key messages and philosophies, and that challenges and empowers readers to re-imagine our world, and our systems, for the better. Sir Ken Robinson changed the lives of millions of people. The embodiment of the prestigious TED conference, his TED Talks are watched an average of 17,000 times a day--a figure that Chris Anderson, Head of TED, says is the equivalent of selling out the Millennium Dome every night for fifteen consecutive years. A New York Times bestselling author, Sir Ken’s books have been translated into twenty four languages. In his final years, Sir Ken was working on a book that would serve as his manifesto. This book was being written for both new and dedicated audiences alike as a coherent overview of the arguments that he dedicated his life to, and as a pivotal piece of literature for the education revolution he began. When Sir Ken received his cancer prognosis in August 2020 he asked his daughter and collaborator, Kate Robinson, to finish writing this manifesto and continue his work. At its core, Sir Ken’s work is a love letter to human potential--a celebration of what we as a species are capable of doing, and of being, if we create the right conditions. It is a rallying cry to revolutionize our systems of education, and the ways in which we run our businesses and structure our social systems, so that they bring out the best in each and every person. Sir Ken often observed that what separates us from the rest of life on Earth is our power of imagination: the ability to bring to mind things that are not present to our senses. It is imagination that allows us to create the world in which we live, rather than just exist in it. It also gives us the power to recreate it.

Writing Without Bullshit

Writing Without Bullshit
Author: Josh Bernoff
Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: HarperCollins
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780062477170
Language: en
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Joining the ranks of classics like The Elements of Style and On Writing Well, Writing Without Bullshit helps professionals get to the point to get ahead. It’s time for Writing Without Bullshit. Writing Without Bullshit is the first comprehensive guide to writing for today’s world: a noisy environment where everyone reads what you write on a screen. The average news story now gets only 36 seconds of attention. Unless you change how you write, your emails, reports, and Web copy don’t stand a chance. In this practical and witty book, you’ll learn to front-load your writing with pithy titles, subject lines, and opening sentences. You’ll acquire the courage and skill to purge weak and meaningless jargon, wimpy passive voice, and cowardly weasel words. And you’ll get used to writing directly to the reader to make every word count. At the center of it all is the Iron Imperative: treat the reader’s time as more valuable than your own. Embrace that, and your customers, your boss, and your colleagues will recognize the power and boldness of your thinking. Transcend the fear that makes your writing weak. Plan and execute writing projects with confidence. Manage edits and reviews flawlessly. And master every modern format from emails and social media to reports and press releases. Stop writing to fit in. Start writing to stand out. Boost your career by writing without bullshit.

How to Write a Lot

How to Write a Lot
Author: Paul J. Silvia
Release: 2007-01
Editor: Amer Psychological Assn
Pages: 149
ISBN: 1591477433
Language: en
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All students and professors need to write, and many struggle to finish their stalled dissertations, journal articles, book chapters, or grant proposals. Writing is hard work and can be difficult to wedge into a frenetic academic schedule. In this practical, light-hearted, and encouraging book, Paul Silvia explains that writing productively does not require innate skills or special traits but specific tactics and actions. Drawing examples from his own field of psychology, he shows readers how to overcome motivational roadblocks and become prolific without sacrificing evenings, weekends, and vacations. After describing strategies for writing productively, the author gives detailed advice from the trenches on how to write, submit, revise, and resubmit articles, how to improve writing quality, and how to write and publish academic work.

Air Light Time Space

Air   Light   Time   Space
Author: Helen Sword
Release: 2017-04-17
Editor: Harvard University Press
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780674977631
Language: en
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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.

A Scholar s Guide to Getting Published in English

A Scholar s Guide to Getting Published in English
Author: Mary Jane Curry,Theresa Lillis
Release: 2013-11-15
Editor: Multilingual Matters
Pages: 188
ISBN: 9781783090600
Language: en
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This guide aims to demystify the practices of scholarly journal publishing in English. The book focuses on practices, institutions and politics rather than language and writing. Drawing on 10 years of research into academic publishing and writing practices, it provides a guide for readers to relate to their own contexts and situations as they consider publishing.

Practical Tips for Publishing Scholarly Articles

Practical Tips for Publishing Scholarly Articles
Author: Rich Furman,Julie T. Kinn
Release: 2012
Editor: Lyceum Books, Incorporated
Pages: 127
ISBN: 1935871102
Language: en
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Looking to publish your research but don't know exactly how? Dealing with procrastination or stress related to academic publishing? If you are feeling apprehensive about your writing or are becoming interested in publishing scholarly work, Practical Tips for Publishing Scholarly Articles is for you. Rich Furman and Julie T. Kinn have updated this fantastic resource with even more exercises and advice to help you through the writing and publishing process. Furman and Kinn guide readers through each step of publication from idea generation through structuring an article and journal selection to submission, revision, and collaboration. Features: * New! Exercises to improve writing and the process of writing * New! Advice on overcoming procrastination * New! Quotes from experienced authors describing their methods, frustrations, challenges, and triumphs

The Elements of Academic Style

The Elements of Academic Style
Author: Eric Hayot
Release: 2014-08-26
Editor: Columbia University Press
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780231537414
Language: en
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Eric Hayot teaches graduate students and faculty in literary and cultural studies how to think and write like a professional scholar. From granular concerns, such as sentence structure and grammar, to big-picture issues, such as adhering to genre patterns for successful research and publishing and developing productive and rewarding writing habits, Hayot helps ambitious students, newly minted Ph.D.'s, and established professors shape their work and develop their voices. 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.

Writing Science

Writing Science
Author: Joshua Schimel
Release: 2012-01-26
Editor: OUP USA
Pages: 236
ISBN: 9780199760237
Language: en
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This book takes an integrated approach, using the principles of story structure to discuss every aspect of successful science writing, from the overall structure of a paper or proposal to individual sections, paragraphs, sentences, and words. It begins by building core arguments, analyzing why some stories are engaging and memorable while others are quickly forgotten, and proceeds to the elements of story structure, showing how the structures scientists and researchers use in papers and proposals fit into classical models. The book targets the internal structure of a paper, explaining how to write clear and professional sections, paragraphs, and sentences in a way that is clear and compelling.

Getting Published in Academic Journals

Getting Published in Academic Journals
Author: Brian Paltridge,Sue Starfield
Release: 2016
Editor: University of Michigan Press ELT
Pages: 114
ISBN: 0472035401
Language: en
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The pressure on graduate students and new PhDs to publish their work continues to grow with writing and publishing considered an important measure of career success within the academy. There is, however, more to the process of getting published than those who are new to the process initially realize. The aim of this guide is to clarify the process and offer advice. Getting Published in Academic Journals is written for graduate students and newly graduated PhDs who want to publish their research in peer-reviewed academic journals. Getting Published in Academic Journals draws on the experiences of the authors as editors of peer-reviewed journals, as teachers of writing-for-publication courses and workshops, as researchers of the scholarly publication process, as reviewers of hundreds of articles, and as published authors. The book is written to be used in courses and workshops on publishing, as a supplement to the books in the revised and updated English in Today's Research World (Swales & Feak) series, and as a stand-alone guide for academic writers working independently. Book jacket.

Contemplative Practices in Higher Education

Contemplative Practices in Higher Education
Author: Daniel P. Barbezat,Mirabai Bush
Release: 2013-10-30
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781118646922
Language: en
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Contemplative pedagogy is a way for instructors to: empower students to integrate their own experience into thetheoretical material they are being taught in order to deepen theirunderstanding; help students to develop sophisticated problem-solvingskills; support students’ sense of connection to and compassionfor others; and engender inquiries into students’ most profoundquestions. Contemplative practices are used in just about everydiscipline—from physics to economics to history—and arefound in every type of institution. Each year more and morefaculty, education reformers, and leaders of teaching and learningcenters seek out best practices in contemplative teaching, and nowcan find them here, brought to you by two of the foremost leadersand innovators on the subject. This book presents background information and ideas for thepractical application of contemplative practices across theacademic curriculum from the physical sciences to the humanitiesand arts. Examples of contemplative techniques included in the bookare mindfulness, meditation, yoga, deep listening, contemplativereading and writing, and pilgrimage, including site visits andfield trips.

The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros

The Life and Struggles of Our Mother Walatta Petros
Author: Galawdewos
Release: 2015-10-13
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9780691164212
Language: en
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A "geadl" or hagiography, originally written by Gealawdewos thirty years after the subject's death, in 1672-1673. Translated from multiple manuscripts and versions.