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Paul J. Silvia writes a guide on academic writing

18 July 2020

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Paul J. Silvia, How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing. Washington DC: American Psychological Association, 2007

Think about your week: Are there some hours that are generally free every week? If you teach on Tuesdays and Thursdays, maybe Monday and Wednesday morn- ings are good times to write.” (Silvia, 2007), page 13


Paul J. Silvia recommends to set some specific, attainable objectives:

“_Write at least 200 words.
_Print the first draft I finished yesterday, read it, and revise it.
_Make a new list of project goals and write them on my whiteboard.
_Write the first three paragraphs of the general discussion.
_Add missing references and then reconcile the citations and references.
_Reread chapters 22 and 24 from Zinsser (2001) to recharge my writing batteries.
_Finish the “Setting Goals” section that I started yesterday.
_Brainstorm and then make an outline for a new manuscript.
_Reread the reviewers’ comments of my paper and make a list of things to change.
_Correct the page proofs and mail them back.”(page 32)


There is a difference between writing academically and doing a first draft. See: “WRITE FIRST, REVISE LATER
Generating text and revising text are distinct parts of writing-don’t do both at once. The goal of text generation is to throw confused, wide-eyed words on a page; the goal of text revision is to scrub the words clean so that they sound nice and make sense.”(page 75)


Being a writer (by Neil Gaiman)

23 May 2015

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Being a writer has nothing at all to do with what college accepts you or doesn’t. It has nothing to do with whether you graduate from college or not. It has nothing to do with whether you study Writing or Geology.

Being a writer depends on whether or not you write, and (if you are doing it commercially) whether you write things that other people want to read.

That’s all.

Your dreams are safe. Go and write something.”

By Neil Gaiman

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