Stylish Academic Writing

For scholars frustrated with disciplinary conventions or eager to write for a larger audience, here are imaginative, practical, witty pointers that show how to make articles and books enjoyable to read—and to write.

Stylish Academic Writing

Elegant ideas deserve elegant expression. Sword dispels the myth that you can’t get published without writing wordy, impersonal prose. For scholars frustrated with disciplinary conventions or eager to write for a larger audience, here are imaginative, practical, witty pointers that show how to make articles and books enjoyable to read—and to write.

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 ...

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 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.

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.

Air   Light   Time   Space

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.

The Writer s Diet

This book offers an easy-to-follow set of writing principles.

The Writer s Diet

This book offers an easy-to-follow set of writing principles. For example, use active verbs whenever possible, favour concrete language over vague abstractions, avoid long strings of prepositional phrases, employ adjectives and adverbs only when they contribute something new to the meaning of a sentence and reduce your dependence on the "waste words": 'it', 'this', 'that' and 'there'. The author also shows these rules in action through examples from famous authors such as Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson. The book includes a test to help you assess your own writing and get advice on problem areas.

Enhancing Library and Information Research Skills A Guide for Academic Librarians

Helen Sword conducted an empirical study of academic writing in order to help
academic authors improve the quality and ... She asserts that stylish academic
writers hold three ideals in common: communication, craft, and creativity; to which
 ...

Enhancing Library and Information Research Skills  A Guide for Academic Librarians

Gain access to the latest and most savvy research techniques for academic librarians with this robust guidebook written by industry leaders involved in setting national standards for the Institute of Research Design for Librarianship. • Features the latest research practices of academic librarians–including current trends and patterns • Provides the resources, knowledge, and skills to successfully conduct research, improve professional practice, and enhance careers • Engages professionals in a sustained learning process to improve their research proficiency and impact • Includes practical information for preparing posters and presentations for conference presentations

Handbook of Cultural Studies and Education

I recently read Helen Sword's (2017) Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful
Academics Write. I am a big fan of Sword's books. In Stylish Academic Writing (
2012), Sword calls on academics to “stretch your mind by stretching your writing”
 ...

Handbook of Cultural Studies and Education

The Handbook of Cultural Studies in Education brings together interdisciplinary voices to ask critical questions about the meanings of diverse forms of cultural studies and the ways in which it can enrich both education scholarship and practice. Examining multiple forms, mechanisms, and actors of resistance in cultural studies, it seeks to bridge the gap between theory and practice by examining the theme of resistance in multiple fields and contested spaces from a holistic multi-dimensional perspective converging insights from leading scholars, practitioners, and community activists. Particular focus is paid to the practical role and impact of these converging fields in challenging, rupturing, subverting, and changing the dominant socio-economic, political, and cultural forces that work to maintain injustice and inequity in various educational contexts. With contributions from international scholars, this handbook serves as a key transdisciplinary resource for scholars and students interested in how and in what forms Cultural Studies can be applied to education.

BOOK REVIEW

STYLISH ACADEMIC WRITING, HELEN SWORD (2012 Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, England: Harvard University Press, 240 pages, ISBN 978-0-674-06448-5, hardback, £16.95.

BOOK REVIEW

STYLISH ACADEMIC WRITING, HELEN SWORD (2012 Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, England: Harvard University Press, 240 pages, ISBN 978-0-674-06448-5, hardback, £16.95.

Language Cognition and Human Nature

No one will confuse this book with popular science, but at least for me the line
between academic and popular writing has never been sharp. In Stylish
Academic Writing, the literary scholar Helen Sword shows why a book with that
title does ...

Language  Cognition  and Human Nature

Language, Cognition, and Human Nature collects together for the first time much of Steven Pinker's most influential scholarly work on language and cognition. Pinker's seminal research explores the workings of language and its connections to cognition, perception, social relationships, child development, human evolution, and theories of human nature. This eclectic collection spans Pinker's thirty-year career, exploring his favorite themes in greater depth and scientific detail. It includes thirteen of Pinker's classic articles, ranging over topics such as language development in children, mental imagery, the recognition of shapes, the computational architecture of the mind, the meaning and uses of verbs, the evolution of language and cognition, the nature-nurture debate, and the logic of innuendo and euphemism. Each outlines a major theory or takes up an argument with another prominent scholar, such as Stephen Jay Gould, Noam Chomsky, or Richard Dawkins. Featuring a new introduction by Pinker that discusses his books and scholarly work, this collection reflects essential contributions to cognitive science by one of our leading thinkers and public intellectuals.

The Sense of Style

Plaid-clad tech writers get their revenge on the jocks who kicked sand in their
faces and the girls who turned them down ... In Stylish Academic Writing (no, it is
not one of the world's thinnest books), Helen Sword masochistically analyzed the
 ...

The Sense of Style

“Charming and erudite," from the author of Enlightenment Now, "The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” —Time.com Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing—and why should we care? From the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now. In this entertaining and eminently practical book, the cognitive scientist, dictionary consultant, and New York Times–bestselling author Steven Pinker rethinks the usage guide for the twenty-first century. Using examples of great and gruesome modern prose while avoiding the scolding tone and Spartan tastes of the classic manuals, he shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right. The Sense of Style is for writers of all kinds, and for readers who are interested in letters and literature and are curious about the ways in which the sciences of mind can illuminate how language works at its best.

Write Your Book

Stylish Academic Writing. 2012. tharp, twyla. The Creative Habit: Learn It ... A
Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations: Chicago
Stylefor Students and Researchers, 8th ed. 2013. ueland, Brenda. IfYou Want to
Write: A ...

Write Your Book

Have you started writing a nonfiction book that you are struggling to finish? Do you have an idea for a book but dont know how to get started? Now you can start and finish your book sooner rather than later following an easy 7 step process that forms the foundation for the way most nonfiction books are written. This insiders guide starts by helping you find the time to write your book and then walks you through creating your proposal, developing your writing plan, and writing your first draft. Along the way youll determine when you could finish your book based on your personal writing output and the time you have available to write. Youll also discover the 7 secrets to finishing your book sooner rather than later including how to transform your dreams into your vision and how to establish the goals and action steps needed to make your vision a reality. Writing a book is similar to taking a journey. Having a plan and putting in the necessary time gets you from where you are to where you want to be. This book takes you step-by-step through the process of developing your plan and following through to write your book sooner rather than later. If you're ready to finish your book and to begin to see the impact it has in the lives of others then read this quick guide and take the steps to make it happen!

Building Bridges to Academic Writing

I did not always understand their quarrels , but I could tell that this was a more
stylish game than canasta , and I could see how they , who lived among swords
and shields , embraced battle with both arms . They lived for everything . For
flowers ...

Building Bridges to Academic Writing

Written in a clear, supportive style, Building Bridges to Academic Writing begins with an accessible overview of the academic disciplines, describes the differences between subjective and objective writing, and offers complete coverage of the writing process. The book then covers personal, opinion, and academic essays before providing separate chapters on reading and writing about literature, history, psychology, sociology, and science. The final section is a useful mini-handbook.

Fit to Print

In clear, concise, and elegant prose, this book guides students through the writing process, from drafting an outline to revising the essay. With its humorous and unpretentious tone, this text turns the writing process into a fun endeavour.

Fit to Print

Fit to Print practices what it preaches. In clear, concise, and elegant prose, this book guides students through the writing process, from drafting an outline to revising the essay. With its humorous and unpretentious tone, this text turns the writing process into a fun endeavour. Encouraging correct and stylish writing, the sixth edition of Fit to Print can be used as a core text for composition classes at colleges and universities. The book also facilitates self-directed learning which makes it an excellent reference tool for anyone who needs to improve their academic writing.

The Compleat Academic

Use Repetitive and Parallel Construction Inexperienced writers often substitute
synonyms for recurring words and vary their sentence structure in the mistaken
belief that this is more creative, stylish, and interesting. Instead of using repetition
 ...

The Compleat Academic

This volume is a collection of information about the concerns and problems of the beginning social scientist in the academic and nonacademic world. Covering topics from the senior graduate student's job search to the assistant professor's research and teaching experiences, this book serves as an official introduction to the "rules of the academic game."

Undergraduate Writing in Psychology

Why Instructors Like to Read Stylish Papers Instructors of undergraduate and
graduate psychology majors teach APA style because that is our gold standard .
Baker and Henrichsen ( 2002 , I 3 ) said it better : In academic writing , the reader
' s ...

Undergraduate Writing in Psychology

This book takes readers step-by-step through crafting research questions or theses: executing library database searches; analyzing evaluating, and synthesizing literature; and drafting specific parts of a paper. Writing samples, including two full-length student papers in draft, marked-up, and final form, illustrate key concepts such as how to synthesize literature, how revision differs from editing, and how to recognize and avoid plagiarism.

Skills for Effective Writing Level 3 Student s Book

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survive sustainability sustainable task 27 text ... team technique technology
temporary 17;23 11;23;25 13; 18-19 2; 5-6; 8; 11; 19; 22-23; 28 25 Academic
Word List ...

Skills for Effective Writing Level 3 Student s Book

Provides exercises and instruction for writings skills, including creating unity in paragraphs, analyzing an essay, and using sources.

The Nation

"Cohen faults me for not “writing a single word about the substance” of his
column and calls this a “familiar tactic” that “reveals something about Parenti but
nothing about Soviet affairs. ... We leftists do not unthinkingly embrace what the
politicalcorporate-media-academic elites tell us about El Salvador, ... The
wearing of stylish clothing may not be oppressive, but the obsession with doing
so certainly is.

The Nation


The Man Who Wanted to Smell Books

She was taught how to write but not how to join up letters, and throughout her life
her meticulous, neat epistles written to family, ... and he told me that her comment
on his seminal book was that it was 'surprisingly well written' for an academic. ...
The winner was the stylish, mercurial Muriel Spark (born a year earlier) – Jewish
become Roman Catholic; the runner-up, the Calvinist, Knoxian Elspeth Davie.

The Man Who Wanted to Smell Books

Introduced by Giles Gordon.Elspeth Davie is one of Scotlands finest and most underrated short-story writers. Her prose style is as clear and occasionally unnerving as that of Muriel Spark, yet her work reveals a gentler and more compassionate, but no less penetrating eye for the beauty and the strangeness of the daily human condition.This wide-ranging collection of the very best of Elspeth Davies short fiction offers an important reassessment of a wonderful writer.Exceptionally powerful . . . this is a most impressive collection, a work of genuine imagination. And Mrs Davies measured, subtly cadenced prose is a pleasure to read. ObserverMrs Davie commands a beautifully clear prose style that she can intensify when necessary to touch the hem of poetry. Edinburgh Evening News Shows the skill and originality of the writer in articulating and devising images for human doubts and ambiguities. Herald

Katherine Mansfield and the Post colonial

Almost always though her writing is alert, focused, stylish, witty, and at times
impressively generous. Yet there is little we can ... His eleven chapters are too
well written ever to be mistaken for an academic argument. They seem rather
more like ...

Katherine Mansfield and the  Post colonial

This volume addresses issues raised by Katherine Mansfield's nomadic rootlessness as an 'extraterritorial' writer. Contributions draw on postcolonial and diasporic frameworks to examine Mansfield's insights into colony and empire.

Alternatives to Grading Student Writing

NCTE Committee on Alternatives to Grading Student Writing Stephen Tchudi ... In
doing so , teachers will help students clear up what Charles Moran describes as
the difficult “ rhetorical situation of the student in ' academic writing ' , " one that is
... It seems like every professor has this little stylish niche that they ' ve created .

Alternatives to Grading Student Writing

Evaluating a student's progress as a writer requires striking a delicate balance between the student's needs and the school's needs. This collection of essays offers several innovative options, concluding with ideas for formulating plans of action for introducing grading alternatives in classrooms, schools, and districts. -- back cover

Forever Stylish Praying Clara

Wanting to highlight stories based on actual events and the themes of Christian faith, family, and friendships, she released the Sunday Rose trilogy and the Forever Series.

Forever Stylish  Praying Clara

This six-year-old child was put in a position that she never forgot that shaped the person that she became. Even though Clara was only six years old, she was smart beyond her years; and while she loved her family, she had already determined that the life she was going to have was going to be totally different from the life she was experiencing thus far. R. Jay Berry is the bestselling author, educator, storyteller, and speaker. She began her writing journey after a thirty year career at the Dallas Independent School District and retiring as Executive Director of Academic Services. Wanting to highlight stories based on actual events and the themes of Christian faith, family, and friendships, she released the Sunday Rose trilogy and the Forever Series. She is a proud member of the New Mt. Gilead Baptist Church and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Mrs. Berry lives in Desoto with her husband of 40 years, Bernard, and their German shepherd, Strawberry Sundae. Their son, Stephen, daughter-in-law Jewel, and grand puppies Peanut Brittle and Sadie live nearby.