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The Resource Stylish academic writing, Helen Sword

Stylish academic writing, Helen Sword

Label
Stylish academic writing
Title
Stylish academic writing
Statement of responsibility
Helen Sword
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Elegant data and ideas deserve elegant expression, argues Helen Sword in this lively guide to academic writing. For scholars frustrated with disciplinary conventions, and for specialists who want to write for a larger audience but are unsure where to begin, here are imaginative, practical, witty pointers that show how to make articles and books a pleasure to read -- and to write. Dispelling the myth that you cannot get published without writing wordy, impersonal prose, Sword shows how much journal editors and readers welcome work that avoids excessive jargon and abstraction. Sword's analysis of more than a thousand peer-reviewed articles across a wide range of fields documents a startling gap between how academics typically describe good writing and the turgid prose they regularly produce. Stylish Academic Writing showcases a range of scholars from the sciences, humanities, and social sciences who write with vividness and panache. Individual chapters take up specific elements of style, such as titles and headings, chapter openings, and structure, and close with examples of transferable techniques that any writer can master. --Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Sword, Helen
Dewey number
808/.0420711
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
LB2369
LC item number
.S96 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Academic writing
  • English language
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES
  • Literature
  • Academic writing
  • English language
  • Englisch
  • Textproduktion
  • Wissenschaftlicher Text
  • Wissenschaftssprache
  • Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten
  • Englisch
  • Sprachstil
  • Academic writing
Label
Stylish academic writing, Helen Sword
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-211) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Style and Substance. Rules of engagement ; On being disciplined ; A guide to the style guides -- pt. 2. The Elements of Stylishness. Voice and echo ; Smart sentencing ; Tempting titles ; Hooks and sinkers ; The story net ; Show and tell ; Jargonitis ; Structural designs ; Points of reference ; The big picture ; The creative touch -- Afterword: becoming a stylish writer
Control code
801194749
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 220 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674065093
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f1pc7
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)801194749
Label
Stylish academic writing, Helen Sword
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-211) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Style and Substance. Rules of engagement ; On being disciplined ; A guide to the style guides -- pt. 2. The Elements of Stylishness. Voice and echo ; Smart sentencing ; Tempting titles ; Hooks and sinkers ; The story net ; Show and tell ; Jargonitis ; Structural designs ; Points of reference ; The big picture ; The creative touch -- Afterword: becoming a stylish writer
Control code
801194749
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 220 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674065093
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2f1pc7
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)801194749

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