Writing for Academic Journals, Third Edition (Open Up Study Skills)
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This book unravels the process of writing academic papers. It tells readers what good papers look like and how they can be written.
participants in her study: I’m with the school that believes you should always be writing while you are researching and I always tell my . . . students too, that it’s fatal just to go away and read for a year. You should always be writing, . . . even if what 22 WRITING FOR ACADEMIC JOURNALS you have written is discarded you should always be writing . . . Half the time is reading, half the time is writing. (Brew 2004: 222) This suggests that if you want to publish research regularly you should
What you do, this scientist stated, is write the paper and send it in; everyone knows what they have to do, he argued, and discussing it with the editor is wasting everyone’s time. This point was put so strongly that either you have to believe it is true all across the board in that discipline or it is, in some ways, challenging to this senior scientist’s practice. However you interpret his response, it would be worth getting a response from more than one published author in your field,
turn, many of the more recent advances in this area have been accomplished by the development of new homochiral ligands and the tuning of reaction conditions to improve the selectivity of these lithium-mediated deprotonations. In contrast to the Li-based strategies, magnesium reagents have received relatively little attention for use in asymmetric synthesis . . . More recently, studies within our laboratory have shown how . . . magnesium amides can be employed as alternatives to their more widely
in the course of the day, and one-to-one discussions with a reader in residence, who reads and comments on drafts of papers. The pros of this model are that writers have plenty of real time and space to WRITERS’ RETREAT 177 write. The cons are that they have to be ready to confront their writing targets head-on and are under pressure to make real progress with their project. You might be thinking that having so much time and space would take the pressure off, and that does seem to happen to
view, you will, in theory, find it easier to make time and space for your writing, although when you start to, for the first time, there will be consequences for other people: You have to be very clear, if you want to write, what place it occupies in your life. I’m afraid that if you’re ambitious, it often has to have first place – it sometimes has to take precedence over human relationships and anything else. (Mantel, quoted in Roberts et al. 2002: 75) CAREER IMPLICATIONS 17 Even if you just