Why don’t we teach graduate students how to write?

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Paul Silvia, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: Most of us learned academic writing on the street. People learn a lot on the street, but the writing street isn’t the tree-lined boulevard where you learned about smooching or the sandy boardwalk where you learned about what follows smooching. The writing street is a grimy slum of shuttered buildings (“For Lease: Owner Didn’t Get Tenure”), grad students selling pirated copies of SPSS out of a van, and half-starved I/O psychologists burning old editions of the Publication Manual to keep warm. Walk warily.

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Language: English
Date: 2007
academic research, academic writing, graduate students, graduate education, psychology research

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