Date of this Version
2009 Pro>Active Publications
Professors as Writers: A Self-Help Guide to Productive Writing is a useful book for those seeking to unravel their writing challenges. The introduc- tory chapter is a scholarly treatment of writing, the subsequent chapters are hands-on examples and strategies for diagnosis and remediation of writing challenges. The author provides a mirror for anyone who is struggling with the craft of writing.
For those who work with doctoral students, the book is an excellent teaching tool. Often we assume that students coming to the doctoral experi- ence have sufficient skill for the task of writing the dissertation. Unfortu- nately, many students come to doctoral work with little facility with writing. This book provides a framework for assisting these students. Simi- larly, many novice professors who encounter expectations of "publish or perish" have limited writing experience. The book can be a key resource for assisting or mentoring junior professors.