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Elegant data and ideas deserve elegant expression, argues Helen Sword in this lively guide to academic writing. For scholars frustrated with disciplinary conventions, and for specialists who want to write for a larger audience but are unsure where to begin, here are imaginative, practical, witty pointers that show how to make articles and books a pleasure to read--and to write.

Dispelling the myth that you cannot get published without writing wordy, impersonal prose, Sword shows how much journal editors and readers welcome work that avoids excessive jargon and abstraction. Sword's analysis of more than a thousand peer-reviewed articles across a wide range of fields documents a startling gap between how academics typically describe good writing and the turgid prose they regularly produce.

Stylish Academic Writing showcases a range of scholars from the sciences, humanities, and social sciences who write with vividness and panache. Individual chapters take up specific elements of style, such as titles and headings, chapter openings, and structure, and close with examples of transferable techniques that any writer can master.

Synopsis:

Elegant ideas deserve elegant expression. Sword dispels the myth that you can't get published without writing wordy, impersonal prose. For scholars frustrated with disciplinary conventions or eager to write for a larger audience, here are imaginative, practical, witty pointers that show how to make articles and books enjoyable to read--and to write.

About the Author

Helen Sword is Head of the Centre for Academic Development, and Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at the University of Auckland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674064485
Author:
Sword, Helen
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Reference-Rhetoric
Subject:
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Style Manuals*
Subject:
Education, higher
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20120402
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 halftones, 3 line illustrations
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 6 in

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