Book Review of Jo VanEvery’s (2016, 2018, 2019) Short Guides. Self-published.
This triumvirate book review examines a few short volumes on academic writing and publishing: The Scholarly Writing Process (2016), Finding Time for Your Scholarly Writing (2018), and Scholarly Publishing (2019). I contend that these guides, which are written for a general academic audience, are useful texts for graduate students who are writing their theses or dissertations. In particular, I focus on their short length and low cost, as well as the importance of reflexivity in the writing process. In addition, I briefly contrast the Short Guides with Inger Mewburn’s How to Tame Your PhD (2012), Kjell Erik Rudeston and Rae R. Newton’s Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process (2015), and How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing by Paul J. Silvia (2007).
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