Book Reviews


Cover of Book "Writing Your Dissertation in 15 Minutes a Day"
Photo: Henry Holt & Company Inc.

October 2020

Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day. A Guide to Starting, Revising and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis

by Joan Bolker

For graduates and thesis advisors, Joan Bolker has collected field-tested strategies for writing a dissertation. Different techniques can be explored and discarded or kept corresponding to their effectiveness. As there is no one and only approach to writing, she aims at teaching readers to discover which writing process is fruitful for them (or their students). Uniquely, Bolker doesn’t confine the would-be writer into... more

Cover of Book "Writing Your Dissertation in 15 Minutes a Day"
Photo: Henry Holt & Company Inc.

Titelseite Learn To Write Badly
Source: Cambridge University Press

March 2020

Learn to Write Badly. How to Succeed in the Social Sciences.

by Michael Billig

“You have to study long and hard to write […] badly.” (p.11)

Michael Billig describes the relationship between the working conditions of academic social scientists and the linguistic nature of their output. He believes the commercial culture of academic work leads to increased competition and subsequently to the need of self-promotion alongside gross and hasty production of texts. More ...

 

Titelseite Learn To Write Badly
Source: Cambridge University Press