In this continuing series in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Rachel Toor interviews scholars about their writing process and influences. https://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/Scholars-Talk-Writing/26
Category: Writing Tips
Christine Tulley, a professor of English writing for Inside Higher Ed, suggests that we schedule writing days with ourselves. In "10 Ways to Make Sure Your Writing Happens," Tulley explains how to make sure we have and use writing days. Despite the hype about daily writing, I’ve found scores of faculty who reserve Fridays solely … Continue reading Schedule Writing Days
Writing for Inside Higher Ed, "Junior Prof" suggests that we employ writing strategies that we teach: Work with your natural writing practice, not against it. Don't brag about how hard it is to write. Write in different genres. Full text of the essay is on line: https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2019/06/20/faculty-should-apply-same-writing-instruction-they-give-students-their-own-work
We've all heard about the market in predatory online open-access journals, with specious review processes, murky editorial boards, and uncertain longevity. But where do you go to determine if a journal publisher (or conference organizer) qualifies as "predatory"? Cabell has for several years offered a scrutiny and review service, which Rick Anderson revisists and reviews … Continue reading Updated Review of Cabell’s Predatory Journal Blacklist
"A lot faculty struggle to find time to keep up on their research agendas during the semester. Between meetings, teachings, and all of the other things that add up to a faculty member’s work life, time often gets away from us," Thomas Polk writes. "So, how do we make time for our research and writing?" … Continue reading Making Time for Research & Writing
Lewinski AA, Oermann MH. Characteristics of E-Mail Solicitations From Predatory Nursing Journals and Publishers J Contin Educ Nurs. 2018 Apr 1;49(4):171-177. doi: 10.3928/00220124-20180320-07. Abstract Predatory publishers solicit manuscripts through e-mail invitations to potential authors, with the goal of enticing authors to submit a manuscript to the journal. This descriptive study examined the characteristics of … Continue reading Characteristics of E-Mail Solicitations From Predatory Nursing Journals and Publishers.
Writing for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Rebecca Schuman ponders the bad prescriptive advice to enhance writing productivity: I have heard many irritating suggestions on scholarly productivity in my time, but none get my blood aboil faster than this bit of wrongness: You must rise at some ungodly hour — 5 a.m., better yet make … Continue reading Worst/Best Writing Advice