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If every word spoken in New York City daily were somehow to materialize as a snowflake, each day there would be a blizzard. The words of Kenneth Goldsmith, poet founder of Ubuweb and Penn State University teacher of Uncreative Writing. … Continue reading
Beginning academic writers often look for academic phrase banks and word lists to help them write ‘right’. The most popular of these is the Manchester Academic Phrase Bank – now also available in print. There are also general lists of … Continue reading
One of the earliest books on academic writing in the social sciences is by Howard Becker. Or Howie as I gather he likes to be known. As I don’t know him, I’m compelled to call him by the full name … Continue reading
Over my “holiday”, actually not holiday I’m working, I’m catching up on research about writing. In fact, I’ve just been reading about the writing practices of scientists. Lisa Emerson interviewed 106 scientists – distributed across four countries and multiple science … Continue reading
I read a lot of books about writing and research. That’s not surprising, as I write them too and I always want to see what others are writing. And today… Helen Sword has followed up Stylish academic writing with a … Continue reading
This week I was at a sociology of education summer school. As you might expect, I was there to talk about academic writing and publishing. In this context, I wanted to situate my usual topic in a wider context, and … Continue reading
Researchers are often heavily entangled in their research. They’ve lived with it for a long time. And they can do that because the research is interesting to them. Really interesting. It’s not really surprising that a long-term-involved researcher might forget that other … Continue reading