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Becoming an Academic Writer

Becoming an Academic Writer
50 Exercises for Paced, Productive, and Powerful Writing

Third Edition

October 2023 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
With its friendly, step-by-step format, the Third Edition of Becoming an Academic Writer helps readers improve their writing by engaging in deep, deliberate, and daily practice. Author Patricia Goodson designed this book for anyone in an academic setting who must write to survive, from new graduate students to senior faculty. Featuring 50 exercises, this practical and flexible self-paced guide is organized so readers can either work through the exercises in order, or focus on the specific areas where they need additional practice. The Third Edition features an expanded unit on how to manage the reading required for any writing project – a strategy to help writers avoid getting bogged down in this crucial step. Updated material, alongside testimonials from students and readers, new appendices on topics such as processing reviewer feedback, and new “Research Shows” boxes help readers address important hurdles to developing a lower-stress, sustainable writing habit.
Chapter 1. Get Ready to Practice
Part I. Practice Becoming a Productive Academic Writer
Chapter 2. Establish and Maintain the “Write” Habit
Chapter 3. Practice Building Academic Vocabulary
Chapter 4. Polish the Grammar
Chapter 5. Get Feedback
Chapter 6. Edit and Proofread
Part II. Practice Writing Introductions, Methods, Results/Findings, and Discussions
Chapter 7. Exercises for Writing Introductions & Purpose Statements
Chapter 8. Exercises for Writing the Methods Section
Chapter 9. Exercises for Writing the Results/Findings Section
Chapter 10. Exercises for Writing the Discussion or Conclusion Section
Chapter 11. Exercise for Writing Abstracts
Chapter 12. Reading-&-Writing: How to Stop Making the Literature Review an Excuse For Not Writing

This is a great introduction to academic writing with accessible exercises to help develop the stages to becoming more confident in your writing.

Mrs Nikki Woods
Faculty of Social Sciences, Winchester University
November 16, 2023

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ISBN: 9781544356150