undertaking a PhD or other higher degree, thesis writing is often the most
emotionally demanding as well as intellectually challenging part of the whole
Voice and Feedback in Academic Writing: Strategies for
Managing the Challengeis a small, affordable book with hints, tips and activities that address
the difficulties of the PhD writing process for students, the contents of which
will be relevant throughout their candidature. It is also a book that describes
strategies to manage writing and to make this experience more co-operative, and
gives students a template to start their own writing groups.
explores why writing is important, suggests where you can find guidance, and
then ends by examining the role of reading in writing.
helps you locate your study, advance your argument, and make a case for your
outlines how to build a credible persona and adopt a ‘writerly’ stance. It also
shows the transitions that allow you to provide a sense of movement through
your argument and allow the reader to follow your ideas.
provides four steps to writing, the three stages of drafting, and then ends
with four strategies on ‘how to get started and keep going’.
Strategies for Managing the Challenge
About the book
Table of Contents
Introduction, Chapter 1 – A craft that can be practiced, Chapter 2 – Being part of the academic conversation: Metaphors for decision-making, Chapter 3 – Creating your own writerly voice, Chapter 4 – Writing is thinking made visible: Getting the right kind of feedback at every stage, Chapter 5 – Concluding reflections
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About the authors
Jan Brace-Govan, PhD (Monash), is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Marketing at Monash University in Melbourne. Her current research involves the human aspects of consumption and culture, particularly in alternative and non-commercial contexts and spaces that take interaction and communication between people into account. Jan has teaching commitments in Marketing and in Research units, and supervises a number of PhD and Honours candidates. She has also published extensively in journals and book chapters.