ERIC Number: ED512745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Write to the Top! How to Become a Prolific Academic
Johnson, W. Brad; Mullen, Carol A.
This concise guide to writing is designed to help any academic become not only productive but truly prolific. It is a pithy, no-nonsense, no-excuses guide to maximizing the quality and quantity of scholarly output. The authors offer an accessible overview of the art of writing efficiently and effectively, provide a one-stop source for the nuts and bolts of success in getting things written and into print, and advise academics on how to navigate the turbulent waters of professional stress along the way. This is the first book that explicitly summarizes the key elements of prolific productivity in academic settings. Contents include: (1) First, Establish a Well-Honed Writing Habit; (2) Become Dogmatically Disciplined and Set Firm Boundaries; (3) Cater to Your Writing Rhythms; (4) Develop the Attitudes and Perspectives of a Prolific Writer; (5) Know When to Collaborate and When to Cut Losses; (6) Practice Systematic Writing from Start to Finish; (7) Revise, Edit, and Revise Some More; (8) Seek Mentors, Mentoring Networks, and Writing Coaches; (9) Tackle Thoughts and Emotions That Block Productivity; (10) Master the Mechanics of Publication; and (11) Drink Deeply from the Cup of Life.
Descriptors: Writing for Publication, Guides, Academic Discourse, Scholarship, Productivity, Collaborative Writing, Mentors, Writing Processes, Quality of Life, Attitudes, Habit Formation, Revision (Written Composition)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education
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