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The elements of academic style : writing for the humanities

Author: Eric Hayot
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2014
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Eric Hayot teaches graduate students and faculty in literary and cultural studies how to think and write like a professional scholar. From granular concerns, such as sentence structure and grammar, to big-picture issues, such as adhering to genre patterns for successful research and publishing and developing productive and rewarding writing habits, Hayot helps ambitious students, newly minted Ph. D.'s, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Hayot
ISBN: 9780231168007 0231168004 9780231168014 0231168012
OCLC Number: 900441244
Notes: 1. Why Read This Book? Part I. Writing as Practice 2. Unlearning What You (Probably) Know 3. Eight Strategies for Getting Writing Done 4. Institutional Contexts 5. Dissertations and Books 6. A Materialist Theory of Writing 7. How Do Readers Work?
Part II. Strategy 8. The Uneven U 9. Structure and Subordination 10. Structural Rhythm 11. Introductions 12. Don't Say It All Early 13. Paragraphing 14. Three Types of Transitions 15. Showing Your Iceberg 16. Metalanguage 17. Ending Well 18. Titles and Subtitles
Part III. Tactics 19. Citational Practice 20. Conference Talks 21. Examples 22. Figural Language 23. Footnotes and Endnotes 24. Jargon 25. Parentheticals 26. Pronouns 27. Repetition 28. Rhetorical Questions and Clauses 29. Sentence Rhythm 30. Ventilation 31. Weight
Part IV. Becoming 32. Work as Process 33. Becoming a Writer 34. From the Workshop to the World (as Workshop [as World]) 35. Acknowledgments Appendix: A Writer's Workbook Works Cited Bibliography Related Subjects
Description: vii, 246 s
Contents: 1. Why Read This Book? Part I. Writing as Practice 2. Unlearning What You (Probably) Know 3. Eight Strategies for Getting Writing Done 4. Institutional Contexts 5. Dissertations and Books 6. A Materialist Theory of Writing 7. How Do Readers Work? Part II. Strategy 8. The Uneven U 9. Structure and Subordination 10. Structural Rhythm 11. Introductions 12. Don't Say It All Early 13. Paragraphing 14. Three Types of Transitions 15. Showing Your Iceberg 16. Metalanguage 17. Ending Well 18. Titles and Subtitles Part III. Tactics 19. Citational Practice 20. Conference Talks 21. Examples 22. Figural Language 23. Footnotes and Endnotes 24. Jargon 25. Parentheticals 26. Pronouns 27. Repetition 28. Rhetorical Questions and Clauses 29. Sentence Rhythm 30. Ventilation 31. Weight Part IV. Becoming 32. Work as Process 33. Becoming a Writer 34. From the Workshop to the World (as Workshop [as World]) 35. Acknowledgments Appendix: A Writer's Workbook Works Cited Bibliography
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Eric Hayot teaches graduate students and faculty in literary and cultural studies how to think and write like a professional scholar. From granular concerns, such as sentence structure and grammar, to big-picture issues, such as adhering to genre patterns for successful research and publishing and developing productive and rewarding writing habits, Hayot helps ambitious students, newly minted Ph. D.'s, and established professors shape their work and develop their voices. Hayot does more than explain the techniques of academic writing. He aims to adjust the writer's perspective, encouraging scholars to think of themselves as makers and doers of important work. Scholarly writing can be frustrating and exhausting, yet also satisfying and crucial, and Hayot weaves these experiences, including his own trials and tribulations, into an ethos for scholars to draw on as they write. Combining psychological support with practical suggestions for composing introductions and conclusions, developing a schedule for writing, using notes and citations, and structuring paragraphs and essays, this guide to the elements of academic style does its part to rejuvenate scholarship and writing in the humanities.

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