Inger Mewburn (of the excellent Thesis Whisperer blog), Shaun Lehmann, and I have published a book with Open University Press called How to Fix your Academic Writing Trouble: A Practical Guide.
The book evolved out of Inger’s and my work on the Thesis Bootcamp program. Over the years we have been running our own bootcamps and have met hundreds of students struggling to put their final thesis draft together. These students have supervisors who are clearly great researchers, but struggle to give good feedback on writing. The book works backwards from the confusing feedback students have showed us. ‘Writing Trouble’ will help you diagnose and treat your thesis writing problems.
The Thesis Whisperer blog has published a series of posts from the book.
To get a taster, check out
- Academic writing is like a painful, upper middle class dinner party by Inger,
- The vagueness problem in academic writing by Shaun,
- and Your thesis is the map, not the journey by me.
The book and ebook are available: