#EmptyShelf17 No.44: Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write, by Helen Sword

So, now I want to get hold of my copy of Stylish Academic Writing, and read that! Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write by Helen Sword My rating: 4 of 5 stars There’s a lot of inspiring bits in this book. I'm trying to decide if I like the long lists of what others do/quote extracts which make it very rich, but I got a little lost in some of them!…

Writing in Code (@annmroz)

Librarians at one North American university have posted on the internet a guide to help students distinguish a scholarly journal from a popular one. Among the telltale signs of populist offerings are high production values - "slick, glossy, with colour pictures, photographs, and illustrations" - and writing that is "non-technical" and uses "simple vocabulary accessible to the majority of readers"; whereas textual material in a journal is described as "college level, in the specialized vocabulary…