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The Resource Stylish academic writing, Helen Sword

Stylish academic writing, Helen Sword

Label
Stylish academic writing
Title
Stylish academic writing
Statement of responsibility
Helen Sword
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Elegant data and ideas deserve elegant expression, argues Helen Sword in this lively guide to academic writing. For scholars frustrated with disciplinary conventions, and for specialists who want to write for a larger audience but are unsure where to begin, here are imaginative, practical, witty pointers that show how to make articles and books a pleasure to read -- and to write. Dispelling the myth that you cannot get published without writing wordy, impersonal prose, Sword shows how much journal editors and readers welcome work that avoids excessive jargon and abstraction. Sword's analysis of more than a thousand peer-reviewed articles across a wide range of fields documents a startling gap between how academics typically describe good writing and the turgid prose they regularly produce. Stylish Academic Writing showcases a range of scholars from the sciences, humanities, and social sciences who write with vividness and panache. Individual chapters take up specific elements of style, such as titles and headings, chapter openings, and structure, and close with examples of transferable techniques that any writer can master. - Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sword, Helen
Dewey number
808/.0420711
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
LB2369
LC item number
.S96 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Academic writing
  • English language
  • Academic writing
  • English language
  • Academic writing
  • English language
  • Englisch
  • Textproduktion
  • Wissenschaftlicher Text
  • Wissenschaftssprache
  • Englisch
  • Textproduktion
  • Wissenschaftssprache
  • Wissenschaftlicher Text
  • Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten
  • Englisch
  • Sprachstil
  • Academic writing
Label
Stylish academic writing, Helen Sword
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I, Style and Substance : -- 1. Rules of engagement -- 2. On being disciplined -- 3. A guide to the style guides -- Pt. II, The Elements of Stylishness : -- 4. Voice and echo -- 5. Smart sentencing -- 6. Tempting titles -- 7. Hooks and sinkers -- 8. The story net -- 9. Show and tell -- 10. Jargonitis -- 11. Structural designs -- 12. Points of reference -- 13. The big picture -- 14. The creative touch -- Afterword : becoming a stylish writer
Control code
ocn747947323
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780674064485
Lccn
2011035339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674064485
  • (OCoLC)747947323
Label
Stylish academic writing, Helen Sword
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. I, Style and Substance : -- 1. Rules of engagement -- 2. On being disciplined -- 3. A guide to the style guides -- Pt. II, The Elements of Stylishness : -- 4. Voice and echo -- 5. Smart sentencing -- 6. Tempting titles -- 7. Hooks and sinkers -- 8. The story net -- 9. Show and tell -- 10. Jargonitis -- 11. Structural designs -- 12. Points of reference -- 13. The big picture -- 14. The creative touch -- Afterword : becoming a stylish writer
Control code
ocn747947323
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780674064485
Lccn
2011035339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780674064485
  • (OCoLC)747947323

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