Writing for Scholars: A Practical Guide to Making Sense & Being Heard

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Academics are not just researchers, but writers too. Using her many years of practical experience gained as a teacher and editor, Lynn Nygaard guides you through the whole process of writing and presenting your research in order to help you make your voice heard within the academic community.  Grounded in real world advice rather than abstract best practice, Nygaard demonstrates a number of approaches to writing in order to help you identify those most suited to your own project.

This updated new edition includes:

  • Revised and expanded sections in each chapter 
  • More focus on the social sciences
  • A more international focus
  • Updated discussions on publishing practices
  • Annotated biographies for each chapter
  • New illustrations and images
  • Additional practical tips and exercises 

From defining your audience, to forming your argument and structuring your work, this book will enable you to communicate your research passionately and professionally.

Lynn Nygaard
 is Special Adviser on Project Development and Publications at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).

Visit the companion website for additional online resources!

SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

 


This updated new edition includes:

 

  • Revised and expanded sections in each chapter
  • More focus on the social sciences
  • A more international focus
  • Updated discussions on publishing practices
  • Annotated bibliographies for each chapter
  • New illustrations and images
  • Additional practical tips and exercises

 

 

From defining your audience, to forming your argument and structuring your work, this book will enable you to communicate your research passionately and professionally.

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About the Author:

Since moving to Norway from the US in the late 1980s, Lynn P. Nygaard has provided editorial support, writing instruction, and coaching for researchers in a wide variety of disciplines. A native English speaker, Nygaard started as a freelance copyeditor and translator for Norwegian academics aiming to publish their work in international journals. In 2000, she became the editorial advisor at the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research – Oslo (CICERO). This position allowed her to view researchers and the writing process from close quarters, and she discovered that language was seldom the main explanation for what was going wrong. After several years of leading workshops on academic writing that focused on developing an awareness of audience, formulating the core argument, and structuring the story, she published Writing for Scholars: A Practical Guide to Making Sense and Being Heard (originally published by Universitetsforlaget in 2008, and published in a second edition by Sage and Universitetsforlaget in 2015). In 2008, she became a special advisor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), and continues to develop her expertise in how to support scholars through the writing process. With an undergraduate degree in women’s studies from the University of California at Berkeley and a graduate degree in political science at the University of Oslo, she is currently pursuing a doctorate in education from the Institute of Education, University College London, focusing on research productivity, academic writing, and gender gaps in academia.

 

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"A stupendous and scintillating work which is extremely helpful for academics and research scholars in the social sciences. The book guides you through the process of making academic writing coherent and lucid."
(Rahul Mukand)

Nygaard gets at the heart of the challenge of academic writing, providing solutions for scholars of all levels working to hone their craft and effectively and efficiently communicate their research. She accomplishes all this while being a competent and oftentimes humorous chaperone on the endeavor.

(Cyanne E. Loyle)

This book has taken my papers from rejected to accepted, by providing  hands-on and to the point advice on how to structure and sharpen both my thoughts and arguments. It is packed with valuable insights that take you through every stage of the writing process, making it an exceptional tool for everyone engaged in academic scholarship.

(Synøve N. Andersen)

Lynn Nygaard provides valuable, often amusing advice for scholarly writers. Although many scholars dread having to publish, this comprehensive and well-organized book will help them to overcome their hesitation. Written in engaging reader-friendly language the book will be indispensable to both first-time writers and those who are already published in academia
(Jill R. Hughes)

This book is entertaining, inspiring and peppered with illustrating examples which trigger multiple epiphanies about your own writing and scholarly work. A stimulating pep-talk from an editor, a personal coach, and a peer – all in one book. Essential reading for Ph.D. students as well as for established scholars. 

(Marte Nilsen)

This is a highly accessible book, full of useful advice. I have always recommended it to doctoral students, and the new edition is even better. (Charlie Owen)

This is, by far, one of the most valuable books scholars can put in their libraries... the book itself takes the highly complex process of academic writing and manages to explain it in a succinct and remarkably engaging manner. Whether one is an emerging or seasoned scholar, this book has much to offer and can be referenced frequently across disciplines. Consequently, its usefulness as a resource makes it a book that is unlikely to collect dust on a bookshelf. This is essential reading for any academic writing course at the postgraduate/ doctoral level. It is also indispensable reading for any researcher who is serious about improving the quality and impact of his/her writing craft (Maria Savva, UCL Institute of Education, University College London)

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