Improved Academic Writing

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Further Reading

  • Billig, M. (2013). Learn to write badly: How to succeed in the social sciences. Cambridge University Press.

  • Sword, H. (2016). The writer’s diet: A guide to fit prose. University of Chicago Press.

  • Becker, H. S. (2008). Writing for social scientists: How to start and finish your thesis, book, or article. University of Chicago Press.

  • Heard, S. B. (2016). The scientist's guide to writing: how to write more easily and effectively throughout your scientific career. Princeton University Press. [google books]

  • Hotaling, S. (2020). Simple rules for concise scientific writing. Limnology and Oceanography Letters. []

  • Sword, H. (2017). Air & light & time & space: How successful academics write. Harvard University Press.

  • Novelist Cormac McCarthy’s tips on how to write a great science paper (2019) -