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Reasons to #AcWri and Writing Considerations

For tonight’s class (yay for Fridays!) I will be sharing the basic concepts from Rocco and Hatcher’s (2011) publication – The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publication – as I outline chapter 1. This book was part of my #summerreading list. I picked it up to read advance for ATTD 6480: Research Methods class, and consider how to hone my own writing and publishing practice. Much of this book offers basic ideas and structure for suggested scholarly writing practices. Stay tuned, as I am sure that I will share a few other nuggets of #AcWri tips from time to
time.

Here are some basic writing tips from Chapter 1:

  • Make projects from opportunities
  • Meet deadlines – yours and others
  • Keep your commitments
  • Organize & prioritize your projects => To Do lists & Tracking of Your Work
  • Write down ideas – ALWAYS
  • Outline your writing projects in progress
  • Take notes when you read/research
  • Identify at least ONE journal to submit to
  • Review journal articles where you want to submit
  • Learn the style & preferred manuscript structure
  • Rejection = helpful review comments & suggestions

Reference:

Rocco, T.S. & Hatcher, T. (2011). The handbook of scholarly writing and publishing. San Francisco: Wiley/Jossey-Bass.

4 thoughts on “Reasons to #AcWri and Writing Considerations”

  1. This is a great starting resource for us academic writing newbies! What is really valuable to me is that your prezi offers ways to create writing opportunities. Academic writing can be overwhelming for someone if you’re not sure of where to start. The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publication sounds like an interesting read; I will definitely add it to my reading list. Thanks for sharing this with your readers!

    1. You are quite welcome. It’s not a bad resource to have if you’re just getting started with academic writing and the publishing process. 🙂

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