Becoming an Academic Writer

Becoming an Academic Writer

50 Exercises for Paced, Productive, and Powerful Writing

Goodson, Patricia, Ph.D.

SAGE Publications Inc






15 a 20 dias

A practical workbook of 50 exercises, helping you build your writing skills and master the specifics of academic writing.
Chapter One: Get Ready to Practice The POWER Model Practicing Academic Writing Part I: Practice Becoming a Productive Academic Writer Chapter Two: Establish and Maintain the "Write" Habit Think About It . . . Seeing Yourself as a Writer EXERCISE 1-Schedule Your Writing Sessions EXERCISE 2-Increase Your Writing Time in No Time EXERCISE 3-Write Quickly, Edit Slowly EXERCISE 4-Organize Messy Drafts EXERCISE 5-Keep and Share a Writing Log EXERCISE 6-Read About Writing EXERCISE 7-Document Your Writing Projects EXERCISE 8-Write to Learn (Anything, Including How to Write) Chapter Three: Practice Building Academic Vocabulary Think About It... EXERCISE 9-Increase Your Vocabulary One Word at a Time EXERCISE 10-Use New Academic Words EXERCISE 11-Build Your Own Professional Dictionary/Glossary Chapter Four: Polish the Grammar Think About It... EXERCISE 12-Learn From the Masters EXERCISE 13-Identify Patterns of Problems EXERCISE 14-Practice Grammar Rules EXERCISE 15-Copy Chapter Five: Get Feedback Think About It... EXERCISE 16-Get Feedback on Early Drafts EXERCISE 17-Get Feedback on Middle Drafts EXERCISE 18-Get Feedback on Final Drafts EXERCISE 19-Get Feedback Regularly EXERCISE 20-Schedule Reading Appointments Chapter Six: Edit and Proofread Think About It... EXERCISE 21-Tighten the Paragraphs EXERCISE 22-Make It Flow: Organize EXERCISE 23-Clear Out the Clutter EXERCISE 24-Use a Thesaurus and a Reverse Dictionary EXERCISE 25-Pay Attention to Word Placement EXERCISE 26-Cut It in Half EXERCISE 27-Read Aloud EXERCISE 28-Copyedit: Proofread Line by Line Part II: Practice Writing Sections of Journal Articles, Research Reports, and Grant Chapter Seven: Exercises for Writing Introductions, Purpose Statements, or Specific Aims Sections Think About It... EXERCISE 29-Map EXERCISE 30-Dump EXERCISE 31-Craft the Purpose Statement EXERCISE 32-Develop the Rationale EXERCISE 33-Present the Literature Review EXERCISE 34-Lay Out the Theoretical Framework EXERCISE 35-Check It Chapter Eight: Exercises for Writing the Methods Section Think About It... EXERCISE 36-Practice Describing EXERCISE 37-Describe the Research Design EXERCISE 38-Describe the Sample EXERCISE 39-Describe the Measures EXERCISE 40-Describe Data Collection and Data Management Procedures EXERCISE 41-Describe the Data Analysis Chapter Nine: Exercises for Writing the Results/Findings Section Think About It... EXERCISE 42-Picture the Findings EXERCISE 43-Describe the Most Important Findings EXERCISE 44-Summarize the Least Important Findings Chapter Ten: Exercises for Writing the Discussion or Conclusion Section Think About It... EXERCISE 45-Question the Results/Findings EXERCISE 46-Connect the Dots: Other Research EXERCISE 47-Connect the Dots: Relevant Theory EXERCISE 48-Guide Your Reader Into the Future EXERCISE 49-Confess Limitations Chapter Eleven: Exercise for Writing Abstracts Think About It... EXERCISE 50-Write an Abstract in 20 Minutes
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