How to Write a Lot by Paul J. Silvia
A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing

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All students and professors need to write, and many struggle to finish their stalled dissertations, journal articles, book chapters, or grant proposals. Writing is hard work and can be difficult to wedge into a frenetic academic schedule.

In this practical, light-hearted, and encouraging book, Paul J. Silvia explains that writing productively does not require innate skills or special traits but specific tactics and actions. Drawing examples from his own field of psychology, he shows readers how to overcome motivational roadblocks and become prolific without sacrificing evenings, weekends, and vacations. After describing strategies for writing productively, the author gives detailed advice from the trenches on how to write, submit, revise, and resubmit articles; how to improve writing quality; and how to write and publish academic work.


About Paul J. Silvia

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Paul J. Silvia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His research explores the emotion of interest, particularly what makes things interesting or boring. In his free time, he drinks coffee, pets Lia, his Bernese Mountain Dog, andwrites books. He is always asked why he finds interest interesting, but he doesn't know. Exploring the Psychology of Interest is his second book.
Published March 27, 2009 by APA LifeTools. 149 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Professional & Technical, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Tucker describes how the book How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing changed her point of view on writing and has led to a greater productivity in this slice of her job.

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