The arts and craft of writing

Thody, Angela (2006) The arts and craft of writing. In: Writing and presenting research. Sage Study Skills . Sage, London, pp. 58-76. ISBN 9781412902939

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THE ARTS AND CRAFT OF ACADEMIC WRITING
Appropriate language and style for writing research reports, articles or theses
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The book from which this extract is taken is about the debate between post-modernist and modernist interpretations of what academic writing should be. Hence each chapter, including this one, offers alternatives as well as the more generally accepted formats. This chapter outlines the process of academic writing from getting started, through maintaining the momentum and how to reach the end. It discusses how the PC can help and how to edit your work. The style and tone appropriate for academic writing are covered in topics such as using jargon, cautious language and selecting the right tenses.

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Additional Information:The book from which this extract is taken is about the debate between post-modernist and modernist interpretations of what academic writing should be. Hence each chapter, including this one, offers alternatives as well as the more generally accepted formats. This chapter outlines the process of academic writing from getting started, through maintaining the momentum and how to reach the end. It discusses how the PC can help and how to edit your work. The style and tone appropriate for academic writing are covered in topics such as using jargon, cautious language and selecting the right tenses.
Keywords:writing, academic writing, thesis, article, academic books, academic style, editing, colloquialism, jargon, tenses, proof reading, modernism, post-modernism
Subjects:L Social studies > L990 Social studies not elsewhere classified
X Education > X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
X Education > X210 Research skills
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V900 Others in Historical and Philosophical studies
Divisions:College of Social Science > Centre for Educational Research & Development (CERD)
ID Code:1635
Deposited By: Angela Thody
Deposited On:25 Sep 2008 14:19
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:29

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