Most useful textbook and academic posts of the week: June 28, 2019

Summer hat, sunglasses, beach towel, and tablet computerAs we come to the end of the first official week of summer, many of us are a month or more into our summer “break” – a time for tackling the list of things that find their way to “unfinished” during the school year. If your summer to-do list contains interdisciplinary reading, prioritization of your writing projects, qualitative research, research promotion, PhD by publication, or simply keeping up with the latest trends in scholarly writing, this week’s collection has something for you!

While rest and relaxation are also essential components of the break that summer often provides, tackling some of those items on the to-do list, rethinking your schedule for the next academic year, and maintaining a healthy writing practice during these “off” months have advantage as well. Happy summer and happy writing! [Read more…]

Recommended Reading for Academic Writers


Publish & Flourish: Become a Prolific Scholar by Tara Gray

Destination Dissertation: A Traveler’s Guide to a Done Dissertation
by Sonja Foss and William Waters

Becoming an Academic Writer: 50 Exercises for Paced, Productive, and Powerful Writing
 by Patricia Goodson

Journal Keeping: How to Use Reflective Writing for Learning, Teaching, Professional Insight and Positive Change
by Dannelle D. Stevens and Joanne E. Cooper

Writing for Publication: Road to Academic Advancement
by Kenneth Henson

Professors as Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive Writing by Robert Boice

Academic Writing: Individual and Collaborative Strategies for Success (The New Forums Scholarly Writing Series) by Ed Neal

How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing
by Paul J. Silvia

Academic Writing for Graduate Students, 3rd Edition: Essential Tasks and Skills (Michigan Series in English for Academic & Professional Purposes) by John M. Swales and Christine Feak

“They Say / I Say”: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing (Third Edition)
by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein

Stylish Academic Writing by Helen Sword

Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success by Wendy Laura Belcher

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Eighth Edition: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) by Kate L. Turabian, Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb and Josephe M. Williams 

Challenges in Writing Your Dissertation: Coping With the Emotional, Interpersonal, and Spiritual Struggles by Noelle Sterne

Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis by Joan Bolker

Telling a Research Story: Writing a Literature Review (Michigan Series in English for Academic & Professional Purposes) by Christine Feak and John M. Swales

Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article: Second Edition (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) by Howard S. Becker and Pamela Richards

Publish and Flourish: A Practical Guide for Effective Scientific Writing by Amar A. Scholapurkar, K Ramnarayan and Shobha Tandon

Working with Faculty Writers by Anne Ellen Geller and Michele Eodice

Handbook for Academic Authors by Beth Luey

Publish and Prosper: A Strategy Guide for Students and Researchers
by Nathaniel M. Lambert

147 Practical Tips for Emerging Scholars: From Publishing to Time Management, Grant Seeking, and Beyond by Kathleen King and Ann Cranston-Gingras

PhD: An uncommon guide to research, writing & PhD life by James Hayton, PhD

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