For the last two months, I have been posting weekly episodes of “Writing for Research” on this blog, and pretending on Twitter that it was a cliff-hanging serial. Re-organized, and with some new stuff, the whole content of Writing for Research has now become an illustrated booklet. We hope this will make it easier to circulate and use.
It’s registered with Creative Commons and can be downloaded and circulated for free. If you circulate it, please say where it came from, so other people can find it too.To download the booklet as a pdf, please click this link.
Here is the cover:
Here are the contents:
Part One: About Writing
1. The nature of writing
2. Research communication, the social reality
3. The genres of writing for research
Part Two: How to Write a Journal Article: Practical Steps
A. The epitome
B. The argument-outline
C. The first draft
E. Presentation of your paper
Part Three: The Big Picture
1. Writing programmes
2. Why do it? What makes it worthwhile?
3. Some resources