A Short Guide to Academic Writing de-mystifies the process of writing and describes everything that is needed to write in an academic and professional style. Contained are instructions related to the writing process and what the product should look like. Written in a crisp, concise style, Andrew Johnson makes these ideas easily accessible to readers of all levels of writing experience. This text contains information that is appropriate for any undergraduate or graduate student who is learning to write academic papers or professional documents using APA (5th edition) style.
Andrew P. Johnson is Professor of Holistic Education in the Department of Educational Studies: Special Populations at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Here he specializes in gifted education, holistic education, literacy instruction, academic and professional writing, and spiritual intelligence. He worked for 9 years in the public schools as a second grade teacher, wrestling coach and as a gifted education coordinator before moving into higher education. His most recent books include Making Connections with Elementary and Middle School Social Studies published by Sage Publications and The Inner Curriculum: Classroom Activities to Develop Emotional Intelligence published by Royal Fireworks Press. He can be reached for comment at: firstname.lastname@example.org. For information related to workshops and professional development opportunities go to: www.teachergrowth.com.
Chapter 1 The Process of Writing: Writing Groups; Writing is a Very Messy Process; Reading Critically; Sources and Notes; Taking Notes; Writing with Your Unconscious Chapter 2 Academic Writing: What is Academic Writing?; Using Objective and Subjective Language; Writing and Speech; Writing as Teaching; Creating Structure; Less is More Chapter 3 The Particulars of Academic Writing: The Introductory Paragraph; Paragraphs; Transition Words and Sentences; Grammar and Punctuation; Sentences; Citations; Quotations; Quantifying Reality; The Literature Review Chapter 4 Science and Research: Understanding Science and Research; Describing Empirical Research; Writing Using 3-D Chapter 5 Final Products: Theses and Dissertations; Journal Articles