This concise guide to writing is designed to help any academic become not only productive but truly prolific. It is a pithy, no-nonsense, no-excuses guide to maximizing the quality and quantity of scholarly output. Johnson and Mullen offer an accessible overview of the art of writing efficiently and effectively, provide a one-stop source for the nuts and bolts of success iThis concise guide to writing is designed to help any academic become not only productive but truly prolific. It is a pithy, no-nonsense, no-excuses guide to maximizing the quality and quantity of scholarly output. Johnson and Mullen offer an accessible overview of the art of writing efficiently and effectively, provide a one-stop source for the nuts and bolts of success in getting things written and into print, and advise academics on how to navigate the turbulent waters of professional stress along the way. This is the first book that explicitly summarizes the key elements of prolific productivity in academic settings....
|Title||:||Write to the Top!: How to Become a Prolific Academic|
|Number of Pages||:||224 Pages|
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Write to the Top!: How to Become a Prolific Academic Reviews
This book was not really helpful for me.First of, I'm not an American, so the academe system is not really the same as the one spoken of in the "Write to the Top!". Of course, basic, fundamental things are the same, sure, but still.I truly believe that even though I'd be living and working in the States, this book won't really be helpful.In a way, you could read any writer's guide of how to be productive, creative and actually do the deed. Nothing really makes this book academic in a way I understand the term.All the credibility as an academic guide was lost for me when the author duo referenced Wikipedia, which, at least in my European University is considered a very crude, un-academic thing to do.Sure, I suppose, the authors believe the target group is aware of different methodologies there are in different fields of studies, do know how to make references, create table of contents and actually acquire study data. So, supposedly, all that is actually discussed here is how to sit and write. You just sit there and do it. The only academic thing about that is - one is sitting in one's faculty.In comparison, Umberto Eco's guide of how to write a thesis paper was way more helpful... Sure, it was more oriented towards the students. Although this book, too, was supposedly meant not only for professors of all kinds, but also for students. Still, rather useless for me.Also, one could sum up the whole book in the most used words through-out the book:fociprolificidiosyncrasysynergyacademe and variations of academicwriting.And that's it.
I found this book to read more like a self-help book rather than a text on writing. While there are some good nuggets of information I found it took nearly 100 pages to come across any, and they were often hidden within a mound of superfluous information. This book would be more suitable for a final year undergrad or a masters student, who is preparing for a career in academia. If you are already an academic then I would advise you look elsewhere.
Though this book does not deal with the substance (i.e., content) of writing, it contains a lot of good insights into the emotions, psychology, and routines associated with writing. It also does an especially good job of catering such advice to faculty members who presumably have other responsibilities and have already had some experiences with writing success and publication.
Not as funny as the other academic writing books. Same old thing: make time to write and stick to it.
Very helpful pep talk and useful advice.