Sunday, April 4, 2010

Writing tips for academic writers (and students)

Here's a great column from Inside Higher Ed called "30 Tips for Writers."   While it's directed at academics, some of the suggestions apply equally well to students.   You can read the full list (with explanations) on your own but in the meantime here are some of the highlights that have the most obvious application to law profs and students:

  • Edit your papers a lot (but, in truth, better to be a Combiner than a Mozartian or Beethovenian).
  • Get feedback.
  • Stay current.
  • Be a voracious reader (and ponderer).
  • Persist like an ant.
  • Find emerging areas to research that you are passionate about or at least interested in.
  • Schedule time for writing.
  • Find professional and personal balance.
  • Write all the time.

The only tasks left are to find a good idea and then the time to write about it.  

Hat tip to IHE.

I am the scholarship dude.

(jbl)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/2010/04/writing-tips-for-academic-writers.html

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Thanks for those great tips! Would definitely follow those!

Posted by: Microsoft Exchange Online | Mar 1, 2011 2:21:23 AM

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