Becoming an academic writer : 50 exercises for paced, productive, and powerful writing
- Patricia Goodson, Texas A & M University.
- Second edition.
- Los Angeles : SAGE, 
- Physical description
- xxv, 266 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Goodson, Patricia, 1958- author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-251) and indexes.
- Chapter One: Get Ready to Practice The POWER Model Practicing Academic Writing Part I: Practice Becoming a Productive Academic Writer Chapter Two: Establish and Maintain the "Write" Habit Think About It . . . Seeing Yourself as a Writer EXERCISE 1-Schedule Your Writing Sessions EXERCISE 2-Increase Your Writing Time in No Time EXERCISE 3-Write Quickly, Edit Slowly EXERCISE 4-Organize Messy Drafts EXERCISE 5-Keep and Share a Writing Log EXERCISE 6-Read About Writing EXERCISE 7-Document Your Writing Projects EXERCISE 8-Write to Learn (Anything, Including How to Write) Chapter Three: Practice Building Academic Vocabulary Think About It... EXERCISE 9-Increase Your Vocabulary One Word at a Time EXERCISE 10-Use New Academic Words EXERCISE 11-Build Your Own Professional Dictionary/Glossary Chapter Four: Polish the Grammar Think About It... EXERCISE 12-Learn From the Masters EXERCISE 13-Identify Patterns of Problems EXERCISE 14-Practice Grammar Rules EXERCISE 15-Copy Chapter Five: Get Feedback Think About It... EXERCISE 16-Get Feedback on Early Drafts EXERCISE 17-Get Feedback on Middle Drafts EXERCISE 18-Get Feedback on Final Drafts EXERCISE 19-Get Feedback Regularly EXERCISE 20-Schedule Reading Appointments Chapter Six: Edit and Proofread Think About It... EXERCISE 21-Tighten the Paragraphs EXERCISE 22-Make It Flow: Organize EXERCISE 23-Clear Out the Clutter EXERCISE 24-Use a Thesaurus and a Reverse Dictionary EXERCISE 25-Pay Attention to Word Placement EXERCISE 26-Cut It in Half EXERCISE 27-Read Aloud EXERCISE 28-Copyedit: Proofread Line by Line Part II: Practice Writing Sections of Journal Articles, Research Reports, and Grant Chapter Seven: Exercises for Writing Introductions, Purpose Statements, or Specific Aims Sections Think About It... EXERCISE 29-Map EXERCISE 30-Dump EXERCISE 31-Craft the Purpose Statement EXERCISE 32-Develop the Rationale EXERCISE 33-Present the Literature Review EXERCISE 34-Lay Out the Theoretical Framework EXERCISE 35-Check It Chapter Eight: Exercises for Writing the Methods Section Think About It... EXERCISE 36-Practice Describing EXERCISE 37-Describe the Research Design EXERCISE 38-Describe the Sample EXERCISE 39-Describe the Measures EXERCISE 40-Describe Data Collection and Data Management Procedures EXERCISE 41-Describe the Data Analysis Chapter Nine: Exercises for Writing the Results/Findings Section Think About It... EXERCISE 42-Picture the Findings EXERCISE 43-Describe the Most Important Findings EXERCISE 44-Summarize the Least Important Findings Chapter Ten: Exercises for Writing the Discussion or Conclusion Section Think About It... EXERCISE 45-Question the Results/Findings EXERCISE 46-Connect the Dots: Other Research EXERCISE 47-Connect the Dots: Relevant Theory EXERCISE 48-Guide Your Reader Into the Future EXERCISE 49-Confess Limitations Chapter Eleven: Exercise for Writing Abstracts Think About It... EXERCISE 50-Write an Abstract in 20 Minutes.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
With its friendly, step-by-step format this book helps writers improve their writing by engaging in deep and deliberate practice. It is flexibly organized so readers can either work their way through all of the exercises in order or focus on the specific areas where they need additional practice building their skills.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- 1483376257 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
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