Academic Writing

A Listmania! list by evkharper "tinker, tailor, academic, spy"
The list author says: "This is a list of books that discussed academic writing in realistic and practical terms, and that gave helpful ideas in how to structure my writing process."
Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis
1.  Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis by Joan Bolker
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  "The most helpful and realistic book I read."
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From Dissertation to Book (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
2.  From Dissertation to Book (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) by William P. Germano
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  "Read this as you start your dissertation.  It will help you think beyond the defense."
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How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation
3.  How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation by David Sternberg
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  "The section on computers is painfully outdated, but there's lots of good information in here."
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Procrastination: Why You Do It, What to Do About It Now
4.  Procrastination: Why You Do It, What to Do About It Now by Jane B. Burka
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  "Particularly helpful in illuminating the connection between procrastination and perfectionism."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
5.  Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
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  "Written for writers of fiction, but her chapters on the inner critic (she calls it station K-FKD) are priceless."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (813 customer reviews)

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
6.  Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen
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  "Outlines a procedure for keeping track of multiple goals and projects. Written for businesspeople, not academics, but many of the same principles apply.  If you like this, check out the ProfHacker blog at chronicle.com."
$8.88   Used & New from: $1.41
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,381 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Advice for New Faculty Members
7.  Advice for New Faculty Members by Robert Boice
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  "Aimed at faculty, but with suggestions that graduate students can take to heart as well.  "Nihil nimus"--everything in moderation--is the mantra of this book."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Professors as Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive Writing
8.  Professors as Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive Writing by Robert Boice
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  "Complete with exercises for the blocked.  I love everything I've ever read by Robert Boice (though he does write like a psychologist)."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success
9.  Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success by Wendy Laura Belcher
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  "A wise and humane book; walks you through the process of writing, editing and submitting to a journal, week by week."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

Getting It Published, 2nd Edition: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
10.  Getting It Published, 2nd Edition: A Guide for Scholars and Anyone Else Serious about Serious Books (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing) by William P. Germano
The list author says:
  "Also useful!"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

Mama, PhD: Women Write About Motherhood and Academic Life
11.  Mama, PhD: Women Write About Motherhood and Academic Life by Caroline M. Grant
The list author says:
  "Helpful in considering the range of ways to combine one's personal and academic lives; you don't have to do exactly what your mentor did if you want to be happy and successful!"
$15.26   Used & New from: $1.13
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Life on the Tenure Track: Lessons from the First Year
12.  Life on the Tenure Track: Lessons from the First Year by James M. Lang
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  "Humane and pragmatic."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing
13.  How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing by Paul J. Silvia
The list author says:
  "Amusing and forthright."
$11.54   Used & New from: $8.70
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (194 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

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