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Inspirational Writing for Academic Publication


© 2014 | 184 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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Do you feel under increasing pressure to produce high quality publications, or struggle to translate your great ideas into inspirational – and engaging – writing?

Gillie Bolton introduces her three ‘key phases’ method (Write for Myself, Redraft for my Reader, Edit for Posterity) to make the writing process less daunting, and offers support and advice on how to develop your own writing voice to use this to engage readers in your research.

‘Characters’ at different career stages help you to identify your own writing level, and before and after examples of work from a range of disciplines clearly illustrate the key writing techniques.

Drawing on case studies, as well as their own extensive writing experience, the authors suggest strategies for dealing with common difficulties such as:

  • Time and energy management
  • Restoring flagging enthusiasm
  • Maintaining inspiration
  • Dealing with potential burnout and writer’s block.

Each chapter concludes with a set of constructive exercises which develop these critical skills and inspire you to improve and enjoy your own academic writing. 

Ideal for upper level students and early career researchers.

Dr Gillie Bolton is an international authority on writing and author of a long publication list including nine books, academic papers, as well as professional articles, poetry, and for a lay readership.
Stephen Rowland, Emeritus Professor of University College London, is author of four books on the nature of research and learning in a range of contexts.


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STARTING OUT
 
Chapter 1 - How to Read this Book
 
Chapter 2 - Towards a Theory of Writing
 
Chapter 3 - Beginnings
 
PHASE 1: DRAFT FOR MYSELF
 
Chapter 4 - Explore, Experiment, Find Out
 
Chapter 5 - Writer’s Block
 
PHASE 2: FOCUSED REDRAFTING
 
Chapter 6 - Redraft for my Reader
 
Chapter 7 - Engage Critically
 
Chapter 8 - Write with Authority
 
Chapter 9 - Where to Publish?
 
Chapter 10 - Coherence and Unity
 
Chapter 11 - Structure
 
PHASE 3: EDIT TO MAKE PERFECT
 
Chapter 12 - Edit for Posterity
 
Chapter 13 - Ready To Go

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good practical examples of issues that researchers face when writing for publication and offers some useful suggestions.

Mr Vincent Singh
School of Allied Health Professionals, University of The West of England
August 20, 2015

It is a supportive andpractical text book for UG student writers who wish to build their confidence as academic writers.

Mr Chris Cullen
School of Humanities, Southampton University
March 9, 2015

It didn't inspire me

Dr Elaine McNichol
School of Healthcare, Leeds University
January 19, 2015

Useful overview and tips for academic writing

Mrs Jane Wood
Clothing Design & Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University
December 10, 2014

Useful overview and tips for academic writing

Mrs Jane Wood
Clothing Design & Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University
December 10, 2014

I nice tool for undergraduate students starting their final year projects. I definitely recommend it as a resource book.

Manos Georgiadis
Sport Sciences, University Campus Suffolk
October 21, 2014

I have read this book and will be recommendating it to my project students. it is easy to read and gives relevant information about acedemic writing.

Mrs Emuobo Erhawah
Department of Community Health, London Metropolitan Uni (North Campus)
October 2, 2014

I really like this book. Written in the first person, it has an engaging style which feels personal and supportive. I will be recommending it to all my masters and doctoral students who have hopes of writing for publication.

Dr Carol Taylor
Health , Manchester Metropolitan University
September 28, 2014

I really like this book. Written in the first person it has an engaging style which is personal and supportive. I will be recommending it to all my masters and doctoral students who have hopes of writing for publication.

Dr Carol Taylor
Health , Manchester Metropolitan University
September 28, 2014

A well thought out text. Clear chapter structure.

Mrs Karen Corder
Sch of Health,Community & Educ Studies, Northumbria Univ.
September 17, 2014

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