Scroll down for original resources in three categories:
TOOLS & PRINTABLES: Compendium of Academic Verbs, Critique Me cover-page template, Writer-at-Work door tag
DISSERTATION-TO-BOOK GUIDES: Step-by-step guides to revising a dissertation into a book manuscript (new editions coming soon!)
WRITING PROGRESS ADMINISTRATION: Computer wallpaper and printable posters to motivate writers
Tools & Printables
Working-from-Home Door Tags
PDFs available in color and mono. To reinforce, print on card stock—or mount on a manila folder!
Tweed’s Ever-Expanding Compendium of Academic Verbs
PDF of 250 verbs useful for discussing scholarship (state, advocate, problematize, elucidate, etc.)
A customizable form to use as a cover sheet when sending drafts to friends and colleagues for feedback
Scholarly Resolution Form
Fill in this certificate to solidify your scholarly resolutions. Any time of year is a great time to think about the reasons for a goal, break it down into steps, decide on resources to consult, and commit to rewarding yourself for achieving it.
Tweed establishes the Writing Progress Administration to put writers back to work! Initiatives include recasting writing as public work, skill-building, and professional training. Authors are the backbone of a critical and informed society and therefore deserve relief—even if it takes the form of computer wallpapers and printable posters.
Below is a smattering of the WPA’s pro-writer propaganda; visit the blog for all WPA productions.
Working-from-Home Door Tags
For everyone teaching, learning, working, and writing from home! A set of printable door tags that let everyone else know that you, for one, are trying to focus. To reinforce, print on card stock or mount on a manila folder. Stay safe, be well, take...
You People Are the Best
I've been floored by the positive response to my academic valentines this week. Honestly, that you are finding them amusing makes me pleased as punch. Thanks for making this Valentine's Day exceptionally tweedy!
New Valentines for Academics
New academic valentines have been added for 2015! Find them, and last year's, here. Happy Valentine's Day, colleagues! UPDATE: By popular suggestion, new valentines have been added!
You’re Never Writing for Your Academic Doppelgängers
I often say that as an editor, I try to inhabit the perspective of an intelligent nonexpert. Yes, by training I'm a specialist in the field of religion, but even when I'm editing books and articles in religious studies, I'm never an expert in the specific subject...
Your Scholarly Argument Is Not a Listicle!
When the good folks at the Text and Academic Authors Association asked me to contribute a guest post on the TAA blog, I knew just what I wanted to write. So in this post, "How to Write a Sophisticated, Dynamic Scholarly Argument," I focus on a...
When to Quote and When to Paraphrase
It's a pity when surface problems scuttle otherwise strong scholarship. As an editor, I've noticed that poorly handled quotations are particularly damning. Inelegant use of prior scholarship can give the impression that a writer is unsophisticated, or even...