Writing for Publication Road to Academic Advancement

ISBN-10: 0205433197

ISBN-13: 9780205433193

Edition: 2005

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Description: The proven, step-by-step way to get articles or books published! This book doesn't just talk about writing and publishing, it tells exactly what to do to dramatically improve any writer's chances for getting published. Author Kenneth Henson should know-his writing has appeared in more than 300 national publications and has 30 books to his credit. Henson's proven principles, strategies, and tactics can be applied to virtually any form of publishing-from specialized or general magazines and journals, to grant proposals, to nonfiction books of all types. Each chapter is a do-it-yourself module on one essential topic, to guide both novice and advanced writers in developing the critical skills and habits needed for writing success. Packed with anecdotes and examples of writing, this book covers it all-from finding topics, getting started, and organizing articles to contacting editors, writing and self-editing manuscripts, and keeping track of submissions and acceptances. The only book of its kind, it helps make writing projects easier, more enjoyable, AND more successful. Features bull; bull;Succinct answers to the questions writers ask most bull;Advice for turning dissertation data into journal articles bull;Four chapters on grant writing bull;Information on how to use writing t gain tenure-track positions and earn tenure bull;An appendix profiling the life of an article from getting the idea to final publication bull;";Six Myths that Haunt Writers,"; written by Henson and selected as one of the best hundred articles of the year among authors like Stephen King, Mary Higgins Clark, Dick Francis, Sidney Sheldon, and Phyllis Whitney About the Author This book is based on the author's practical ";Writing for Publication"; workshops, delivered on some 300 college campuses. Kenneth T. Henson is The Citadel's Distinguished Professor of Education in Charleston, SC. His 30 books include Grant Writing in Higher Education, Constructivist Teaching Strategies for Diverse Middle-Level Classrooms, and Curriculum Planning. He has also coauthored several books, including Teaching Today, Seventh Edition; Educational Psychology for Effective Teaching; and Managing Secondary Classrooms. He has written more than 200 journal articles, including two decades of publishing with Phi Delta Kappan. He is a National Science Foundation Scholar and a Fulbright Scholar and was named the nation's Distinguished Teacher Educator in the year 2000.

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Book details

List price: $57.40
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/18/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Illustrations
Preface
About the Author
Why Write?
Reasons to Write
A Time and Place for Everything
When Is the Best Time to Write?
Tooling Up for the Job
The Best Place to Write
Perennial Excuses
Taking Inventory
A Final Word
Recapping the Major Points
References
Finding Topics
The Dissertation: A Source of Topics
Grants as a Source of Topics
Your Job as a Source of Topics
Other Occupations as Sources of Writing Topics
Reference Books as a Source of Topics
Forecasting the Future
Recapping the Major Points
References
Getting Started
The Right Title
Writing the First Sentence
Paragraphing
Go Ahead and Write
Profile: Arnold and Jeanne Cheyney
Recapping the Major Points
References
About Style
Writing Clearly
Recapping the Major Points
References
Organizing Articles
Organizing Nonfiction Articles
Putting It Together
Recapping the Major Points
References
Using Journals, Libraries, Surveys, and Action Research
Using Journals
Using Libraries
Using Surveys
Using Action Research
Recapping the Major Points
References
Common Errors in Writing for Journals
The Nature of Writing
Mistakes and Recommendations
Recapping the Major Points
References
Communicating with Journal Editors
The Author-Editor Relationship
Guest Editing
Recapping the Major Points
Reference
Questions Writers Ask
Why Do You Write?
What Suggestions Can You Give to Aspiring Writers?
Have You a Favorite Success Story?
How Do You Handle Rejection?
What Distinguishes Highly Successful Writers from Less Successful Writers?
Is It O.K. to Send a Manuscript to Multiple Publishers?
Are There Advantages in Collaborating?
Should I Collaborate Long Distance?
Should I Write Articles before Writing Short Stories or Books?
What Is a Refereed Journal?
Is It Wise to Use Vanity Publishers?
What About Self-Publishing?
If Asked, Should I Pay a Journal Publishing Expenses?
Should I Be a Specialist or a Generalist?
Questions Regarding Copyright
How Can Authors Learn to Use the Library More Effectively?
Are Colloquialisms and Cliches Acceptable?
Should I Use Tables and Graphs in My Articles?
What Should I Do When an Editor Keeps Holding My Manuscript?
Whose Name Comes First?
Who Is Listed First If the Collaborators Are Professors and Graduate Students?
If I Furnish My Dissertation or Thesis for a Collaborator to Shape into a Manuscript, Is That an Equitable Exchange?
If I Share a Book Idea with a Publisher, How Can I Be Sure It Won't Be Turned Over to a More Experienced Author?
What Does It Mean When an Editor Asks the Author to Rewrite and Resubmit a Manuscript? Should I Do That?
Should I Use a Computer?
What Should I List on My Resume as Publications?
Do You Recommend Using Support Groups?
Recapping the Major Points
Reference
Getting Book Contracts
Choosing the Right Book to Write
Writing Professional Books
Writing Books for University Presses
Developing a Prospectus
Selecting a Publisher
Negotiating the Contract
Recapping the Major Points
References
Planning for Success
Managing Each Manuscript
Profile: Bonnidell Clouse
Develop a Tracking System
Getting Mileage
Recapping the Major Points
Reference
Grant Proposal Writing
Make Your Proposal Timely
Learn How to Develop Fresh Ideas
Identify and Use Your Assets
Gather the Necessary Materials
Match Your Strengths with the Funders' Goals
Foundation Proposals
Recapping the Major Points
Reference
Parts of a Proposal
Transmittal Letter
Title Page
Abstract
Table of Contents
Purposes, Goals, and Objectives
Timetable
Evaluation
Budget
Checklist
Summary
Recapping the Major Points
Three Winning Proposals
Prelude
Proposal One: Project ESCAPE
Using the Literature
Proposal Two: The Summer Physics Institute
Proposal Three: A Million-Dollar Technology Proposal
Summary
Recapping the Major Points
Using Technology to Write Grants
Surfing the Internet
Using the Internet to Validate
Sources Available on the Internet
Summary
Recapping the Major Points
Using Writing to Gain a Tenure-Track Position and Tenure
The Rise of Non Tenure-Track Faculty
What the Change in Status of Non Tenure-Track Faculty Means to You
Align Your Grants and Articles with Your Department's Goals
Action Research
Preparing for the Interview
Recapping the Major Points
Final Note
References
Appendixes
Preferences of Journals in Various Disciplines
Sample Call for Manuscripts
Sample Announcement of Coming Themes and Requests for Manuscripts
Attending Writing Workshops
University Presses
Sample Proposal for Funding
Sample Proposal Rating Form
Profile of an Article
Glossary
Name Index
Subject Index
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