This is a book on the academic writing process that helps to demystify that process and provides concrete strategies for dealing with
the emotional side as well as the practical side of writing.
This book is an attempt to acknowledge the struggles of academic writing and propel confidence through the development of sound habits. It offers a friendly and intimate companion to the varying emotional and circumstantial challenges inherent in the writing process, and provides a specific process by which to develop more competence and confidence as a writer.
A helpful guide to brainstorming and conquering the blank writing screen. I love the examples and the conversational writing style.
If you are struggling with academic writing, you've already read the other books, and you still can't figure out how to "fix" your problem,
this book may help you understand.
I recommend this book to doctoral students and colleagues who are dedicated to writing and scholarship as an addition to their reading on the craft of writing for publication, and as an extension of their efforts to constantly enhance their research and writing productivity.
This book helps the reader understand that writer’s block happens to all of us, and that it is not something to pathologize or internalize in a negative sense. It moves the reader to an appreciation of their vulnerabilities, but also understanding that those personality quirks can be transformed into a strength when faced head on.
Wisdom and kindness emanate from every page of this revelatory new guidebook, where renowned academic writing coach Michelle Boyd shows us how to find our own unique approach to living the messy, rewarding process of creating scholarship. I can’t recommend this book highly enough!
I had very much looked forward to reviewing. However, while I could potentially cite examples, I'd prefer simply to offer my overall impression: the text just does not resonate with even me -- an academic whose written in multiple platforms. I was hoping this type of text would serve as a complement to our adult professional skills program across multiple course offerings (not just a writing course alone).