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Author Sword, Helen.

Title Stylish academic writing / Helen Sword.

Published Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  808.0420711 SWOR    AVAILABLE
 UniM Music  808.0420711 SWOR    DUE 09-08-18
 UniM Bail  808.0420711 SWOR    DUE 02-07-18
Physical description viii, 220 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-211) and index.
Contents pt. I Style and Substance -- 1.Rules of Engagement -- 2.On Being Disciplined -- 3.A Guide to the Style Guides -- pt. II The Elements of Stylishness -- 4.Voice and Echo -- 5.Smart Sentencing -- 6.Tempting Titles -- 7.Hooks and Sinkers -- 8.The Story Net -- 9.Show and Tell -- 10.Jargonitis -- 11.Structural Designs -- 12.Points of Reference -- 13.The Big Picture -- 14.The Creative Touch.
Summary 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.
Subject Academic writing.
English language -- Style.
ISBN 9780674064485 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0674064488 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780674065093 (ebk.)
0674065093 (ebk.)