Writing for Publication: Road to Academic Advancement

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This concise, user-friendly book tells exactly what to do to dramatically improve any academic writer's chances for getting published. It includes proven principles, strategies, and tactics that can be applied to virtually any form of publishing -- from specialized or general magazines, to grant proposals, to nonfiction books of all types. One chapter highlights how to use journal and grant writing to get tenure-track positions and earn tenure. For any academic writer who would like to be more focused in his or her writing and more successful in getting published.

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The proven, step-by-step way to get articles or books published!

This book doesn't just talk about writing and publishing, it tells exactly what to do to dramatically improve any writer's chances for getting published. Author Kenneth Henson should know—his writing has appeared in more than 300 national publications and has 30 books to his credit.

Henson's proven principles, strategies, and tactics can be applied to virtually any form of publishing—from specialized or general magazines and journals, to grant proposals, to nonfiction books of all types. Each chapter is a do-it-yourself module on one essential topic, to guide both novice and advanced writers in developing the critical skills and habits needed for writing success. Packed with anecdotes and examples of writing, this book covers it all—from finding topics, getting started, and organizing articles to contacting editors, writing and self-editing manuscripts, and keeping track of submissions and acceptances. The only book of its kind, it helps make writing projects easier, more enjoyable, AND more successful.

Features

  • Succinct answers to the questions writers ask most
  • Advice for turning dissertation data into journal articles
  • Four chapters on grant writing
  • Information on how to use writing t gain tenure-track positions and earn tenure
  • An appendix profiling the life of an article from getting the idea to final publication
  • “Six Myths that Haunt Writers,” written by Henson and selected as one of the best hundred articles of the year among authors like Stephen King, Mary Higgins Clark, Dick Francis, Sidney Sheldon, and Phyllis Whitney

About the Author
This book is based on the author's practical “Writing for Publication” workshops, delivered on some 300 college campuses. Kenneth T. Henson is The Citadel's Distinguished Professor of Education in Charleston, SC. His 30 books include Grant Writing in Higher Education, Constructivist Teaching Strategies for Diverse Middle-Level Classrooms, and Curriculum Planning. He has also coauthored several books, including Teaching Today, Seventh Edition; Educational Psychology for Effective Teaching; and Managing Secondary Classrooms. He has written more than 200 journal articles, including two decades of publishing with Phi Delta Kappan. He is a National Science Foundation Scholar and a Fulbright Scholar and was named the nation's Distinguished Teacher Educator in the year 2000.

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