Successful Academic Writing : A Complete Guide for Social and Behavioral Scientists, Hardback Book

Successful Academic Writing : A Complete Guide for Social and Behavioral Scientists Hardback


Using rich examples and engaging pedagogical tools, this book equips students to master the challenges of academic writing in graduate school and beyond.

The authors delve into nitty-gritty aspects of structure, style, and language, and offer a window onto the thought processes and strategies that strong writers rely on.

Essential topics include how to: identify the audience for a particular piece of writing; craft a voice appropriate for a discipline-specific community of practice; compose the sections of a qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods research article; select the right peer-reviewed journal for submitting an article; and navigate the publication process.

Readers are also guided to build vital self-coaching skills in order to stay motivated and complete projects successfully. User-Friendly Features*Exercises (with answers) analyzing a variety of texts. *Annotated excerpts from peer-reviewed journal articles. *Practice opportunities that help readers apply the ideas to their own writing projects. *Personal reflections and advice on common writing hurdles. *End-of-chapter Awareness and Action Reminders with clear steps to take.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Guilford Publications
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  • Category: Technical writing
  • ISBN: 9781462529407

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