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ERIC Number: EJ856522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
Demystifying Academic Writing: Reflections on Emotions, Know-How and Academic Identity
Cameron, Jenny; Nairn, Karen; Higgins, Jane
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v33 n2 p269-284 May 2009
Writing is the foundation of academic practice, yet academic writing is seldom explicitly taught. As a result many beginning (and experienced) academics struggle with writing and the difficult emotions, particularly the self-doubt, that writing stirs up. Yet it need not be like this. In this paper, strategies are discussed for attending to the emotions of writing, and developing writing know-how and a stronger sense of identity as a writer. It is argued that addressing all three aspects of writing--emotions, know-how and identity--helps demystify the academic writing process and helps novices on their journey to becoming academic writers. (Contains 8 notes and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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