Academics Writing Too Fast?

Interesting piece ... look out for the words that are used! We all know that academics, under constant pressure to publish, are writing too fast, with little time and even less inclination to craft their prose as scholars of old might have done. Consequently, it is easy to complain about…

Writing Persuasively?

Fascinating insight into writing persuasively: I never had a single rejection as a fiction writer, but that was because I spent an eight-year apprenticeship as an advertising copywriter, learning to use words to persuade and convince (I nearly wrote corrupt), everything I wrote subjected to reading and noting tests, every…

Feel the Rush @timeshighered

Incisive debate on contemporary issues is curtailed by the glacial pace of academic publishing, argues Tim Luckhurst. Adopting new journalistic models would inject vitality into academics' work As a journalist, I learned a lesson that many academics consider not just counter-intuitive but heretical: if a job is worth doing it…