How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing (2nd Edition)

December 2, 2020
How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing (2nd Edition)

All academics need to write, but many struggle to finish theirdissertations, articles, books, or grant proposals. Writing is hardwork and can be difficult to wedge into a frenetic academicschedule. How can we write it all while still having a life?In this second edition of his popular guidebook, Paul Silviaoffers fresh advice to help you overcome barriers to writing anduse your time more productively. After addressing some commonexcuses and bad habits, he provides practical strategies tomotivate students, professors, researchers, and other academics tobecome better and more prolific writers. Silvia draws from his ownexperience in psychology to explain how to write, submit, andrevise academic work, from journal articles to books, all withoutsacrificing evenings, weekends, and vacations. The tips andstrategies in this second edition have been updated to apply toacademic writing in most disciplines. Also new to this edition is achapter on writing grant and fellowship proposals.