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Stylish Academic Writing [Englisch] [Gebundene Ausgabe]

Helen Sword
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3. April 2012
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.

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  • Gebundene Ausgabe: 240 Seiten
  • Verlag: Harvard Univ Pr; Auflage: New. (3. April 2012)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0674064488
  • ISBN-13: 978-0674064485
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 21,7 x 14,8 x 2,1 cm
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Helen Sword's brilliant little volume is in many respects the ideal companion to Stephen J. Pyne's equally brilliant Voice and Vision: A Guide to Writing History and Other Serious Non-Fiction (Harvard) and equally deserving of a wider audience than its target group, which in this case comprises those academics who either write or have to put up with "impersonal, stodgy, jargon-laden, abstract prose." As Sword writes: "Elegant data and ideas deserve elegant expression." Featuring oodles of ideas and tips backed up by lashings of original research and bursting to the seams with case studies exemplifying the good, the bad and the ugly of academic writing ("via a symbolic interactionist lens" is one such monster), this is a must for writers in any discipline. -- William Yeoman West Australian 20120619 [Sword's] counsel is wise, efficiently written, and infectiously winsome. She advises academic writers to use anecdotes and carefully chosen metaphors, and to write opening sentences that encourage readers to keep reading. She has drawn from a massive array of academic articles (more than a thousand) and given particular attention to authors known for writing readable material...Helen Sword's book contains much wisdom...Stylish Academic Writing contains superb counsel for academics who want to write with greater clarity and skill. -- Barton Swaim Weekly Standard 20120903 [A] practical and useful book. -- Colin Steele Australian Book Review 20121001

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Helen Sword is Associate Professor in the Centre for Academic Development at the University of Auckland.

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5.0 von 5 Sternen A very good treatment of academic writing 20. Juli 2013
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I enjoyed the book immensely, and feel that it has made a true impact on the way I write my articles, applications and other writing. Highly recommended.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Intelligent, useful book 9. Oktober 2012
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Helen Sword's perspective on academic writing is both timely and helpful. For at least fifteen years, discussion of academic writing style has either deplored it or defended it, without really figuring out what was wrong. The Bad Writing Contest and the Sokal Hoax showed us just how tangled up academic style had become, but failed to distinguish between a stylistic problem and outright fraud. The other side simply defended the indefensible: jargon for jargon's sake. What Sword had done here is point a way forward. Useful advice on how to make academic prose interesting and readable, along with fine examples from many fields, will undoubtedly send scholars in the right direction. An excellent, if brief, book, and what I hope will be the beginning of a positive direction in writing, especially in the humanities.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Countering the leaden prose style of the academy 24. Mai 2013
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Sword's advice for writing better academic prose isn't novel, but it's sound. As have other writing manuals, she urges scholars to reduce their adverbs, passives, "be" verbs, abstractions, nominalizations, prepositional phrases, and demonstrative pronouns. Her online diagnostic tool, "WritersDiet," is an amusing way of becoming more aware of one's own participation in the leaden style authorized by the academy.

Sword's book also provides examples of good scholarly prose, some truly stylish and others at least acceptable, if not rousing. Sword herself writes well enough, though many of her sentences might be tweaked and tightened. For instance, the following paragraph (112) is both clear and amusing:

"Every discipline has its own specialized language, its membership rites, its secret handshake. I remember the moment when, as a PhD student in comparative literature, I casually dropped phrase "psychosexual morphology" into a discussion of a Thomas Hardy novel. What power! From the professor's approving nod and the envious shuffling of my fellow students around the seminar table, I knew that I had just flashed the golden badge that admitted me into an elite disciplinary community. Needless to say, my new party trick fell flat on my nonacademic friends and relations. Whenever I solemnly intoned the word `Foucauldian,' they quickly went off to find another beer." (106 words)

Still, it could be tightened to good effect:

"Every discipline has its own specialized language, its secret code. When, as a PhD student in comparative literature, I casually dropped the phrase "psychosexual morphology" into a discussion of a Thomas Hardy novel, the professor's approving nod and the envious shuffling of fellow students revealed that I had been welcomed into an elite academic community. Needless to say, the same trick did not work with non-academics. Solemnly intoning the word `Foucauldian' sent them off after another beer." (77 words)

As a historian, I think my real problem with this book is that I don't want to write stylish academic prose. I want to write like David McCullough and Ron Chernow.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Intriguing and Fruitful 12. Juni 2013
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In academia, everyone prefers reading good writing but believes that everyone else wants tedious writing---a classic case of what social psychologists call "pluralistic ignorance." Helen Sword's book aims to motivate people to try an earthier, more human sound and to give them a sense of possibility and permission. After describing the sad state of writing across different fields, she offers advice and provides examples for academics who want to write well.

This is a good book: I enjoyed it and got much food for thought from it.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Brilliant every PhD writer should read this book 22. Dezember 2013
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Helen walks the talk. Complex but parsimonious this book inspired me to experiment with different approaches.
Visually minimalist exemplars provide creative ideas for presenting academically rigorous research with flair.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Easy read to learn more about writing 6. August 2013
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This book really helped me in my professional and personal writing. It is an easy read - not too technical. I enjoyed it so much that I have decided to keep the book even though the class is over.
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