Synopses & Reviews
Bergers slim, user-friendly volume on academic writing is a gift to linguistically-stressed academics. Author of 60 published books, the author speaks to junior scholars and graduate students about the process and products of academic writing. He differentiates between business writing skills for memos, proposals, and reports, and the scholarly writing that occurs in journals and books. He has suggestions for getting the turgid” out of turgid academic prose and offers suggestions on how to best structure various forms of documents for effective communication. Written in Bergers friendly, personal style, he shows by example that academics can write good, readable prose in a variety of genres.
An excellent how-to guide for anyone wanting clarification on what the expectations are for writing within different academic genres or advice on getting started on a writing project.”
Written in Bergers friendly, personal style, he shows by example that academics can write good, readable prose in a variety of genres.
About the Author
Arthur Asa Berger is professor emeritus in the department of broadcast communication Arts at San Francisco State University. He is author of 60 books on media, popular culture, visual culture, and writing. He has authored textbooks, scholarly works, practical manuals and a series of teaching novels for classroom use.