How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing / Edition 1

How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing / Edition 1

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by Paul J. Silvia
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1591477433

ISBN-13: 9781591477433

Pub. Date: 01/28/2007

Publisher: American Psychological Association

All students and professors need to write, and many struggle to finish their stalled dissertations, journal articles, book chapters, or grant proposals. Writing is hard work and can be difficult to wedge into a frenetic academic schedule. In this practical. light-hearted, and encouraging book, Paul Silvia explains that writing productively does not require innate

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All students and professors need to write, and many struggle to finish their stalled dissertations, journal articles, book chapters, or grant proposals. Writing is hard work and can be difficult to wedge into a frenetic academic schedule. In this practical. light-hearted, and encouraging book, Paul Silvia explains that writing productively does not require innate skills or special traits but specific tactics and actions. Drawing examples from his own field of psychology, he shows readers how to overcome motivational roadblocks and become prolific without sacrificing evenings, weekends, and vacations. After describing strategies for writing productively, the author gives detailed adivce from the trenches on how to write, submit, revise, and resubmit articles, how to improve wirting quality, and how to write and publish academic work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591477433
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
149
Sales rank:
618,923
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     xi
Introduction     3
Specious Barriers to Writing a Lot     11
Motivational Tools     29
Starting Your Own Agraphia Group     49
A Brief Foray Into Style     59
Writing Journal Articles     77
Writing Books     109
"The Good Things Still to Be Written"     127
Good Books About Writing     133
References     137
Index     143
About the Author     149

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