The Academic Writer’s Toolkit

The Academic Writer’s Toolkit

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Bergera€™s slim, user-friendly volume on academic writing is a gift to linguistically-stressed academics. Author of 60 published books, the author speaks to junior scholars and graduate students about the process and products of academic writing. He differentiates between business writing skills for memos, proposals, and reports, and the scholarly writing that occurs in journals and books. He has suggestions for getting the a€œturgida€ out of turgid academic prose and offers suggestions on how to best structure various forms of documents for effective communication. Written in Bergera€™s friendly, personal style, he shows by example that academics can write good, readable prose in a variety of genres.A Usera#39;s Manual Arthur Asa Berger. that each and every word you use is one that youa#39;ve selected from a variety of other words you could have used. ... Strunk and White have a wonderful passage about wordy writing in The Elements of Style. ... A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a ... be providing information, but often you also will be proposing and defending an idea or thesis and offering a conclusion anbsp;...

Title:The Academic Writer’s Toolkit
Author:Arthur Asa Berger
Publisher:Left Coast Press - 2010-03-25


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