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Mar 28, 2011 Caroline Eisner
Writing is a recursive act. It goes on and on.
Mar 21, 2011 Caroline Eisner
One of the best ways to understand the tone and style of your discipline is to read articles from a top journal in your discipline.
Mar 14, 2011 Caroline Eisner
Do not get hung up on “surface features”—spelling, grammar, mechanics, formatting—until you have fleshed out your ideas and argument.
Mar 07, 2011 Caroline Eisner
Citations are important markers of how in-depth your knowledge of the field is and how well-grounded you are in the citation rules of the field.
Feb 28, 2011 Caroline Eisner
There needs to be enough evidence to be persuasive; the right kind of evidence to support the thesis; and sufficiently concrete for the reader to trust it.
Feb 21, 2011 Caroline Eisner
Order your paragraphs and evidence in a linear progression through transitions, signal phrases, and verbs that tell the reader if you agree or disagree with the evidence.
Feb 14, 2011 Caroline Eisner
Give your readers enough information so that they will want to keep reading, rather than continually asking themselves, “Why should I care about this?”
Feb 07, 2011 Caroline Eisner
To become a good writer in your field or discipline, as Ken Hyland writes, is to pay close attention to your audience.
Jan 31, 2011 Caroline Eisner
Your ideas are the most important part of your paper, especially as your ideas begin to form themselves into an interesting, analyzable argument.
Jan 24, 2011 Caroline Eisner
As you read this blog, you are going to hear me say this over and over again: Academic writing is about communicating your own ideas.
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