Short Guide to Academic Writing

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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 ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761825036
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 4/15/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 140
  • Sales rank: 630,653
  • Product dimensions: 5.42 (w) x 8.54 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

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: andrew.johnson@mnsu.edu. For information related to workshops and professional development opportunities go to: www.teachergrowth.com.

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Table of Contents

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

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  • Posted March 13, 2009

    Guide for students and scholars

    I find this book relevant to students at the undergraduate and postgraduate level who are looking for tips to academic writing. The examples on effective and less effective writing make me reflect the mistakes I'd committed which are lessons learnt not to repeat them. Chapter 8 and onward are indeed useful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2003

    concise, inclusive, reader friendly.

    This text could be used with freshman composition students as well as masters and doctoral level students. Describes, in concise, reader-friendly ways, the process of finding sources, taking notes, looking for groups, creating structure, and revising. It also provides specifics on APA 5th edition mechanics such as citations, reference page, seriation, paragraphs, and some basic grammar tips. Masters and doctoral level students would benefit greatly from the section that describes exactly what goes into each chapter of a thesis or dissertation.

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