Writing

Introduction This section contains recommendations for materials that will help in understanding  specific requirements of how to write in support of evidence-based reasoning.


Quick

Features of Academic Writing.
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Primary

Gowers, Ernest.  1948. Plain Words. Penguin Books (Penguin reference edition, revised by Sidney Greenbaum and Janet Whitcut 1987).
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Truss, Lynn. 2009. Eats, Shoots and Leaves: the zero tolerance approach to punctuation. Profile Books.
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Academic Style: Stylish Academic Writing

This well referenced lecture covers many aspects of academic writing, with simplicity and clarity, and correct citation and reference.

 

Writing for the PhD

Some good advice on planning the thesis and the need for writing consistently throughout the study

Wikipedia. Academic Writing.
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Secondary 

Fowler, H. Ramsey, and Jane E. Aaron. 2013. The Little, Brown Handbook. Pearson.
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Docstyles.com (Dr Abel Scribe) Style Guides.
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Murray, Rowena. 2002.  How to Write a Thesis. Open University Press, Buckingham.
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Bibliography

Adams, Ron. 2013. Demystify Your Thesis. Victoria University.
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Allison, Brian. 1997. The Student’s Guide to Preparing Dissertations and Theses. Kogan page London. [out of print, some libraries will have copies] |  pdf  |  weblink  |  review  |

Beall, Jeffrey. Scholarly Open Access: Critical analysis of scholarly open-access publishing [following careful analysis, this site lists bogus journals – use it to check the quality of your intended publisher] |  pdf  |  weblink  |  review  |

Brabazon, Tara. 2010. How not to write a PhD thesis. Times Higher Education.
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Cronin, Blaise. 1984. The citation process. The role and significance of citations in scientific communication. London: Taylor Graham.
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Davis, Gordon B. and Clyde A. Parker. 1997. Writing the doctoral dissertation. A systematic approach. Hauppauge, New York: Barrons.
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Fowler, H. Ramsey, and Jane Aaron. 2007. The Little, Brown Handbook. Pearson.
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Fowler, H. 1926. Fowler’s Modern English Usage. Oxford University Press. (Revised edition by R. Burchfield 2004)
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Friedman, Ken. 2013. Research Workshop, Part 2
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Hartley, James. 1997. “Writing the thesis.” In Working for a doctorate. A guide for the humanities and social sciences. Norman Graves and Ved Varma, editors. London: Routledge.
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Jarvie, Gordon. 2000. Bloomsbury Grammar Guide. Bloomsbury London.
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 New Yorker. 2014. Why is Academic Writing So Academic?
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 Niedderer, K. (2009). How to Use Citations & References in Your Text.
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Partridge, Eric. 1942.  Usage and Abusage: a guide to good English. Penguin Books. (1999 edition edited by Janet Whitcut)
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Phelan, Peter, and Peter Reynolds. 1996. Argument and evidence. Critical analysis for the social sciences. London: Routledge.
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Sapochnik. C. 2000. ‘Why Argument? – reflections on the value of improving the quality of argument in Design’. In S. Mitchell and M. Riddle Improving the Quality of Argument in Higher Education – Final Report. London: Middlesex University, pp. 56–58
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Trask, R.L. 1997. Penguin Guide to Punctuation. Penguin.
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