Writing for Scholars: A Practical Guide to Making Sense & Being Heard (2nd Revised edition)

Writing for Scholars: A Practical Guide to Making Sense & Being Heard (2nd Revised edition)

By: Lynn P. Nygaard (author)Paperback

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Lecturers request your electronic inspection copy here. Academics are not just researchers, but writers too. Using her many years of practical experience gained as a teacher and editor, Lynn Nygaard guides you through the whole process of writing and presenting your research in order to help you make your voice heard within the academic community. Grounded in real world advice rather than abstract best practice, Nygaard demonstrates a number of approaches to writing in order to help you identify those most suited to your own project. This updated new edition includes: Revised and expanded sections in each chapter More focus on the social sciences A more international focus Updated discussions on publishing practices Annotated biographies for each chapter New illustrations and images Additional practical tips and exercises From defining your audience, to forming your argument and structuring your work, this book will enable you to communicate your research passionately and professionally. Lynn Nygaard is Special Adviser on Project Development and Publications at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). Visit the companion website for additional online resources! SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success! This updated new edition includes: Revised and expanded sections in each chapter More focus on the social sciences A more international focus Updated discussions on publishing practices Annotated bibliographies for each chapter New illustrations and images Additional practical tips and exercises From defining your audience, to forming your argument and structuring your work, this book will enable you to communicate your research passionately and professionally.

About Author

Since moving to Norway from the US in the late 1980s, Lynn P. Nygaard has provided editorial support, writing instruction, and coaching for researchers in a wide variety of disciplines. A native English speaker, Nygaard started as a freelance copyeditor and translator for Norwegian academics aiming to publish their work in international journals. In 2000, she became the editorial advisor at the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research - Oslo (CICERO). This position allowed her to view researchers and the writing process from close quarters, and she discovered that language was seldom the main explanation for what was going wrong. After several years of leading workshops on academic writing that focused on developing an awareness of audience, formulating the core argument, and structuring the story, she published Writing for Scholars: A Practical Guide to Making Sense and Being Heard (originally published by Universitetsforlaget in 2008, and published in a second edition by Sage and Universitetsforlaget in 2015). In 2008, she became a special advisor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), and continues to develop her expertise in how to support scholars through the writing process. With an undergraduate degree in women's studies from the University of California at Berkeley and a graduate degree in political science at the University of Oslo, she is currently pursuing a doctorate in education from the Institute of Education, University College London, focusing on research productivity, academic writing, and gender gaps in academia.

Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction: Entering the conversation Chapter 2. Getting started: Developing good writing habits Chapter 3. The "i" in (social) science: Objectivity, transparency, and argument Chapter 4. Who are you talking to? Defining your audience Chapter 5. What do you want to say? Forming your core argument Chapter 6. How are you going to say it? Developing your structure Chapter 7. Breaking up the grey mass: Headings, figures, and tables Chapter 8. Holding up the mirror: Giving and receiving feedback Chapter 9. Saying it out loud: Presenting your paper Chapter 10. Delivering the goods: Following author guidelines and submitting your manuscript

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781446282540
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9781446282540
  • weight: 413
  • ISBN10: 1446282546
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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