How to Write a Lot A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing

ISBN-10: 1591477433

ISBN-13: 9781591477433

Edition: 2007

Authors: Paul J. Silvia

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All students and professors need to write, and many struggle to finish their stalled dissertations, journal articles, book chapters, or grant proposals. Writing is hard work and can be difficult to wedge into a frenetic academic schedule. In this practical, light-hearted, and encouraging book, Paul Silvia explains that writing productively does not require innate skills or special traits but specific tactics and actions. Drawing examples from his own field of psychology, he shows readers how to overcome motivational roadblocks and become prolific without sacrificing evenings, weekends, and vacations. After describing strategies for writing productively, the author gives detailed advice from the trenches on how to write, submit, revise, and resubmit articles, how to improve writing quality, and how to write and publish academic work.
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 1/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 149
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.726
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Specious Barriers to Writing a Lot
Motivational Tools
Starting Your Own Agraphia Group
A Brief Foray Into Style
Writing Journal Articles
Writing Books
"The Good Things Still to Be Written"
Good Books About Writing
References
Index
About the Author
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