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Tag Archives: style
is academic writing changing?
Just the other day. Just the other day someone asked me if I thought that academic writing was becoming more ‘authentic’. I didn’t really understand what this meant. But then I got it – ‘authentic’ writing was when academic writers … Continue reading
Posted in good academic writing, Helen Sword, reader, style, style and structure Tagged academic writing, audience, changing academic writing, Pat Thomson, style 18 Comments
a book about style and form
I read at least one book about writing every month. Because nobody sends me these for free, this means I buy at least one book about writing each month. I know you are imagining my bookshelves, but rest easy, most … Continue reading
Posted in academic writing, Amitava Kumar, form, style Tagged Amitava Kumar, form, style 7 Comments
style, tone and grammar – native speaker bias in peer reviews
This is a guest post from Dr Randi Stebbins. Randi is Director of the University of Iceland Centre for Writing. Peer review is a central part of academic publication. The process of back and forth between authors and reviewers is … Continue reading
Posted in English language, grammar, journal article, peer review, reviewing, style Tagged "native speaker", grammar, peer reviewing, publication in English, Randi Stebbins, style 2 Comments
read what you want to write
One of the common pieces of advice given to creative writers is to read widely, work out what you like and then write like those you admire. This writing-like-admirable-others requires the aspiring creative writer to analyse various aspects of the … Continue reading
Posted in academic writing, conversation, creative writing, debates in the field, disciplines, doctoral education Tagged academic writing, debates, genre, Pat Thomson, style 10 Comments