Stylish academic writing /

Elegant data and ideas deserve elegant expression, argues Helen Sword in this lively guide to academic writing. For scholars frustrated with disciplinary conventions, and for specialists who want to write for a larger audience but are unsure where to begin, here are imaginative, practical, witty poi...

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Author / Creator:Sword, Helen, author.
Imprint:Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.
Description:1 online resource (viii, 220 pages) : illustrations
Language:English
Subject:Academic writing.
English language -- Style.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Style Manuals.
Literature.
Academic writing.
English language -- Style.
Englisch
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Wissenschaftssprache
Wissenschaftliches Arbeiten.
Englisch.
Sprachstil.
Academic writing -- Style manuals.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11138728
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ISBN:9780674065093
0674065093
0674064488
9780674064485
0674069137
9780674069138
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-211) and index.
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Summary:Elegant data and ideas deserve elegant expression, argues Helen Sword in this lively guide to academic writing. For scholars frustrated with disciplinary conventions, and for specialists who want to write for a larger audience but are unsure where to begin, here are imaginative, practical, witty pointers that show how to make articles and books a pleasure to read -- and to write. Dispelling the myth that you cannot get published without writing wordy, impersonal prose, Sword shows how much journal editors and readers welcome work that avoids excessive jargon and abstraction. Sword's analysis of more than a thousand peer-reviewed articles across a wide range of fields documents a startling gap between how academics typically describe good writing and the turgid prose they regularly produce. Stylish Academic Writing showcases a range of scholars from the sciences, humanities, and social sciences who write with vividness and panache. Individual chapters take up specific elements of style, such as titles and headings, chapter openings, and structure, and close with examples of transferable techniques that any writer can master. --Provided by publisher.
Other form:Print version: Sword, Helen. Stylish academic writing. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012 9780674064485
Standard no.:10.4159/harvard.9780674065093