Most useful textbook and academic posts of the week: May 27, 2022
Do you start your day writing? Ernest Hemingway once said, “I wake up in the morning and my mind starts making sentences, and I have to get rid of them fast — talk them or write them down.”
Writing, especially academic writing, requires capturing new ideas, doing so at the right time for creative development, and then formatting those ideas into content worthy of publication. As our articles from around the web highlight this week, that can seem simple, but be a lot of work.
As you go forward into the week ahead, look for ways to ensure that you get your ideas down. Happy writing!
People don’t talk about what a difficult task writing is. It is often chalked off to talent, and hard work and technique take the back seat. But writing is an obsessive occupation, we writers know that. In such a hazardous occupation, time management is key. In addition to actually boosting your productivity, it also enhances your creativity.
Whenever you are composing a professional or an academic writing, it is essential for you to take care of certain things. One such thing that we will be discussing in this article is footnotes. It is very important for you to know what footnotes are and how you can write them properly.
Many researchers find themselves inventing names because it’s standard ethical procedure to anonymise the people we’ve talked with and the places we’ve been. And naming is of course a simple and straightforward process. Well, maybe. Well, not all the time. Perhaps hardly ever. Names can be very troublesome and researchers can spend surprising amounts of time working out what to call things.
As one by one, publishers disappear, is it possible (or even inevitable) that competition in trade book publishing is on its way to becoming extinct?
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