The Handbook of Academic Writing: A Fresh Approach by Rowena MurrayThe Handbook of Academic Writing: A Fresh Approach by Rowena Murray

The Handbook of Academic Writing: A Fresh Approach

byRowena Murray, Sarah Moore

Paperback | October 16, 2006

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The Handbook of Academic Writing offers practical advice to busy academics who want, and are often required, to integrate writing into their working lives. It defines what academic writing is, and the process of getting started through to completion, covering topics such as:
  • Gaining momentum
  • Reviewing and revising
  • Self-discipline
  • Writing regularly
  • Writers' groups and retreatsAcademic writing is one of the most demanding tasks that all academics and researchers face. In some disciplines there is guidance on what is needed to be productive, successful writers; but in other disciplines there is no training, support or mentoring of any kind. This book helps those in both groups not only to improve their writing skills and strategies, but, equally importantly, to find satisfaction in engaging in regular and productive writing.

    Underpinned by a diverse range of literature, this book addresses the different dimensions of writing. The fresh approach that Murray and Moore explore in this book includes developing rhetorical knowledge, focusing on writing behaviours and understanding writing contexts.

    This book will help writers in academic contexts to develop a productive writing strategy, not only for research monitoring exercises, but also for the long term.

Rowena Murray is a Reader in the Department of Educational and Professional Studies at the University of Strathclyde. She regularly facilitates a range of innovative and informative professional workshops and seminars designed to help academics to develop and enhance their writing. She is the also the author of How to Survive your Viv...
Title:The Handbook of Academic Writing: A Fresh ApproachFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 9.06 × 5.91 × 0.39 inPublished:October 16, 2006Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0335219330

ISBN - 13:9780335219339

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