Effective Strategies for Academic Writing

1st edition | 2017 | Joy de Jong
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Writing a proper scientific text is not an easy job. Academic reality is complex, and text requirements differ per discipline and per writing task. Then there is your research, the basis for your text, which also demands attention.

Effective Strategies for Academic Writing shines a spotlight on the mechanisms of academic thinking, academic writing, and academic texts. It helps academic writers successfully complete their writing tasks. The author discusses strategies for small writing assignments like papers and essays and for more complex texts such as journal articles and BA/MA/PhD theses. That means the book can be useful throughout an academic career.

The organization of the book mirrors the phases of an academic writing process: task orientation, making a plan, and writing. Efficient reading and effective use of feedback are also covered. The author describes all the steps that need to be taken to produce a good final product. The accompanying website provides additional theory, extra examples, and lots of helpful forms to work out the various steps. It also contains references to useful websites and books.

Effective Strategies for Academic Writing is a translation of the successful Dutch book Handboek academisch schrijven.

The steps and examples are taken from many scientific disciplines and can be used for various kinds of writing tasks. They make Effective Strategies for Academic Writing an instructional and accessible book suitable for all academic writers.

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Joy de Jong was coordinator of the Nijmegen Centre for Academic Writing from 2007 until 2016, when she moved to Utrecht University to manage their Skills Lab. For over twenty-five years, she has developed and taught courses and led workshops on academic writing and its supervision. She is a member and co-founder of the Dutch Network for Academic Communication Skills (NACV)

‘De uitgave ziet er aantrekkelijk uit. Het heeft een logische indeling en behandelt het proces van academisch schrijven vanaf het begin, zonder dat het te basaal overkomt. De schrijfstijl is helder maar op niveau. Het is een boek wat goed gebruikt kan worden door iedereen die schrijft in een academische context: beginnende en gevorderde studenten, maar ook professionals. Het niveau van de studenten die hier beginnen (BA en MA) is zeer divers. In dit boek wordt zowel aandacht besteed aan de basale zaken rond academisch schrijven (Hoe zit een paper in elkaar? Hoe begin je?), als aan de meer inhoudelijke zaken (hoe zorg je dat je conclusie goed aansluit op de onderzoeksvragen?, hoe verbeter je jezelf?). Hierdoor is deze uitgave niet alleen nuttig in het eerste jaar van het curriculum, maar blijft het een handig naslagwerk om later in de opleiding ook nog te raadplegen.’ – docente Leiden University, 9 maart 2018