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Author Hayot, Eric, 1972- author

Title The elements of academic style : writing for the humanities / Eric Hayot
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (vii, 246 pages)
Contents Why read this book? -- Part I. Writing as practice. Unlearning what you (probably) know -- Eight strategies for getting writing done -- Institutional contexts -- Dissertations and books -- A materialist theory of writing -- How do readers work? -- Part II. Strategy. The uneven U -- Structure and subordination -- Structural rhythm -- Introductions -- Don't say it all early -- Paragraphing -- Three types of transitions -- Showing your iceberg -- Metalanguage -- Ending well -- Titles and subtitles -- Part III. Tactics. Citational practice -- Conference talks -- Examples -- Figural language -- Footnotes and endnotes -- Jargon -- Parentheticals -- Pronouns -- Repetition -- Rhetorical questions and clauses -- Sentence rhythm -- Ventilation -- Weight -- Part IV. Becoming. Work as process -- Becoming a writer -- From the workshop to the world (as workshop [as world])
Summary "Hayot does more than explain the techniques of academic writing. He aims to adjust the writer's perspective, encouraging scholars to think of themselves as makers and doers of important work. Scholarly writing can be frustrating and exhausting, yet also satisfying and crucial, and Hayot weaves these experiences, including his own trials and tribulations, into an ethos for scholars to draw on as they write. Combining psychological support with practical suggestions for composing introductions and conclusions, developing a schedule for writing, using notes and citations, and structuring paragraphs and essays, this guide to the elements of academic style does its part to rejuvenate scholarship and writing in the humanities."--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes In English
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Subject English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Academic writing -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Humanities -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Critical thinking -- Study and teaching (Higher)
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Composition & Creative Writing.
REFERENCE -- Writing Skills.
Academic writing -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Critical thinking -- Study and teaching (Higher)
English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Humanities -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Academic writing -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Academic writing -- Style manuals.
Critical thinking.
Vetenskapligt skrivande.
Kritiskt tänkande.
Engelska språket.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780231537414