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All academics need to write, but many struggle to finish their dissertations, articles, books, or grant proposals Writing is hard work and can be difficult to wedge into a frenetic academic schedule How can we write it all while still having a life In this second edition of his popular guidebook, Paul Silvia offers fresh advice to help you overcome barriers to writing and use your time productively After addressing some common excuses and bad habits, he provides practical strategies to motivate students, professors, researchers, and other academics to become better and prolific writers Silvia draws from his own experience in psychology to explain how to write, submit, and revise academic work, from journal articles to books, all without sacrificing evenings, weekends, and vacations The tips and strategies in this second edition have been updated to apply to academic writing in most disciplines Also new to this edition is a chapter on writing grant and fellowship proposals....

Title : How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing (LifeTools: Books for the General Public)
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ISBN : 1433829738
ISBN13 : 978-1433829734
Format Type : Other Book
Language : Englisch
Publisher : AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSN Auflage 002 25 September 2018
Number of Pages : 110 Seiten
File Size : 865 KB
Status : Available For Download
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How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing (LifeTools: Books for the General Public) Reviews

  • Tiny Wings
    2019-04-09 02:24

    Der Autor ist Psychologe an einer Uni und im wesentlichen geht es in diesem Buch darum, wie man als Wissenschaftler seine Arbeiten zusammenfasst und veröffentlicht. Der wesentliche Rat: feste Zeiten für das Schreiben reservieren und dann entschieden daran festhalten. Das war es eigentlich schon. Es werden keine Zauberrezepte vorgestellt und eigentlich geht es auch gar nicht darum, dass man möglichst viel schreibt, sondern dass man überhaupt schreibt und die Arbeiten nicht unveröffentlicht liegen lässt. Qualität der Arbeiten geht dem Autor vor Quantität. Ansonsten werden noch ein paar gute Literaturempfehlungen für eine guten Schreibstil (Englisch!) und Tipps für das Schreiben von wissenschaftlichen Artikeln gegeben, wobei diese teils etwas fachspezifisch sind und daher vor allem für Psychologen interessant sind.Das ist in der Tat nicht viel als message. Diesen Rat aber noch einmal auf sehr nüchterne und pragmatische Weise vorgestellt zu bekommen, fand ich totzdem beruhigend und hilfreich. Man muss dann nicht mehr nach irgendeiner besonderen "Zauberformel" suchen. Für Anregungen, wie man fest Zeiten für das Schreiben am besten reserviert, kann ich das Buch  empfehlen.

  • Ivan Yudushkin
    2019-04-07 02:04

    One of the reviewers here wrote that the single piece of advice from this book is “Reserve time for writing in your schedule and stick to it”. That is correct; there’s not much more than that. Yet, I actually liked this book. Unlike other pieces on the subject I’ve read, where authors threaten they will ‘unleash your inner writer’ or preach ‘power writing’, Silvia’s voice is refreshingly even and normal. He actually admits that he went through a period of what he calls ‘binge writing’ himself, and, being a practicing scientist, well understands the problem at hand, giving his advice in a friendly and casual way. If you’re not put off by knowing the punchline ahead (see statement above) and would like to hear some friendly advice about how to overcome your procrastination in writing manuscripts, proposals, book chapters, etc, read this one; I’d recommend it without reservations.The book also contains some general advice about writing manuscripts; however, if you want to learn more on the subject, get his second book ‘Write It Up’ or Schimel’s ‘Writing Science’.

  • Z.D.
    2019-04-20 03:21

    but fundamentally nothing new. it tells you to get a plan, stick to a schedule, focus, be organized, concentrate, develop a stomach for rejection. then get over negative reviews quickly, and rewrite as soon as possible. we all know this (in theory) but it is still reassuring to see it in a book. the parts about what reviewers want to see in an article are quite helpful. i really liked the advice that one should try to write like a normal person who simply has something to say.

  • snoopyjana
    2019-04-04 02:05

    Though the book indeed more or less only repeats the same advice - sit down and write!!! - it is one of the most helpful books I own. After discussing it with my colleagues, most of them bought the book, too. We even established our own Agraphia-Group!Paul Silvia gives arguments that destroyed all my self-handicapping tricks. He reminds me of all the self-regulation strategies that I, as a psychologist, should know but so often forget to implement into my own life. So: Thank you so much, Paul, for helping me to write a lot.

  • Gulniza
    2019-03-24 22:23

    In a nutshell, this book teaches that writing should be prioritized and scheduled to be done at a specific time. What Paul Sylvia writes is not a new discovery or a rocket science but a fun and engaging prose that reminds us that writing like anything important requires planning, organizing, and a stuck-to-a-chair bum.

  • Darja
    2019-04-06 02:13

    A perfect gift for any PhD student. The book's written in an easy style which makes the whole business of writing seem much less intimidating. It has a lot of good practical advice, too, also nothing you haven't heard before if you're interested in the topic: writing schedule, keeping track of your work etc.

  • Ruben
    2019-04-13 21:11

    Das Buch ist sehr unterhaltsam zu leicht zu lesen. Gleichzeitig sind die Hinweise klar, leicht umzusetzen und pures Gold wert! Wer Schwierigkeiten hat Worte auf Papier zu bringen, muss dieses Buch lesen!

  • Roman P.
    2019-04-21 19:00

    Das Buch ist genial und ich empfehle es für alle, die in der Psychologie ihr PhD machen.Es macht viel Spaß das Buch zu lesen - an einem Nachmittag mit dem Buch lernt man viel über wissenschaftliches Schreiben und auch über sich selbst :-)Absolute Kaufempfehlung!