The Handbook of Academic Writing: a Fresh Approach

Rowena Murray, Sarrah Moore

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The Handbook of Academic Writing offers practical advice to busy academics who want, and are often required, to integrate writing into their working lives. It defines what academic writing is, and the process of getting started through to completion, covering topics such as:
Gaining momentum
Reviewing and revising
Writing regularly
Writers' groups and retreats
Academic writing is one of the most demanding tasks that all academics and researchers face. In some disciplines there is guidance on what is needed to be productive, successful writers; but in other disciplines there is no training, support or mentoring of any kind. This book helps those in both groups not only to improve their writing skills and strategies, but, equally importantly, to find satisfaction in engaging in regular and productive writing.
Underpinned by a diverse range of literature, this book addresses the different dimensions of writing. The fresh approach that Murray and Moore explore in this book includes developing rhetorical knowledge, focusing on writing behaviours and understanding writing contexts.

This book will help writers in academic contexts to develop a productive writing strategy, not only for research monitoring exercises, but also for the long term.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMaidenhead
PublisherOpen University Press
Number of pages216
ISBN (Print)0335219330, 9780335219339
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameUK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Study Skills
PublisherOpen University Press


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