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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
PDFs available in color and mono. To reinforce, print on card stock—or mount on a manila folder!
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
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.
I feel pretty good about Tweed's graphic design when I see resonances between it and Harvard University Press books! If we compare the promotional banner for the new translation of Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century and Tweed's header...
When your academic book is coming together, do you know how to get it in the hands of an interested publisher? It's not as easy as sending out complete manuscripts to your favorite university presses without any forewarning (in fact, please don't do that!), but it's a...
This spring, my main squeeze, Rich, completed a course of study in economics. He now has four degrees to my mere three. To celebrate, he had the idea that we should take a trip—something significant but eminently feasible. He suggested Iceland, somewhere that he had...
Section headings, a.k.a. subheads, can be powerful tools for the academic writer. Without them, chapters in scholarly books and journal articles would be huge, undifferentiated blocks of text. Subheads can announce topics, they can transition for us, they can display...
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Happy Valentine's Day, scholars! These are electronic postcards that you'd be smart to send! Enjoy.