The Where: Constructing an effective writing environment

The Where: Constructing an effective writing environmentOnce you know what you need to work on, establishing an environment with the right atmosphere, tools, and resources necessary for completing the project is equally important. In the previous article, we explored the first W – The What: Defining a research project.

In this article, we will focus on The Where: Constructing an effective writing environment. This discussion began with a self-reporting of participant writing environments and continued with discussion of ways to improve them.

Q1: How would you describe your current writing environment? [Read more…]

The TAA Blog has a new name: ‘Abstract’

Hello my name isWhat’s a blog without a name? Isn’t it the name that says what the blog is all about? With that in mind we decided “News & How-tos” wasn’t really fitting or explanatory enough for what the TAA blog is all about—we’re so much more than news and how-tos!

To help you better understand our blogging mission and to better fit our academic audience, we’ve renamed it Abstract. Wikipedia defines abstract as “a brief summary of a research article, thesis, review, conference proceeding or any in-depth analysis of a particular subject or discipline, and is often used to help the reader quickly ascertain the paper’s purpose.” It’s perfect. Not only does that fit our academic audience here, but the purpose of our blog, which is to help our readers quickly ascertain the often complex world of textbook and academic writing and publishing.

We hope you love it as much as we do!