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The elements of academic style : writing for the humanities

Author: Eric Hayot
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, cop. 2014.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Hayot
ISBN: 9780231168007 0231168004 9780231168014 0231168012
OCLC Number: 955679752
Description: vii, 246 p. : il. ; 24 cm
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]).
Responsibility: Eric Hayot.

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