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10 Essential Guidebooks on Academic Writing

From the Chronicle of Higher Education article 'Aiding the Writing Stalled Professor'

A faculty-writing program needs a good collection of books to lend out to stalled writers -- general books on writing and productivity as well as handbooks focused on the rules, customs, and processes of academic publication. Here are 10 books --- some old, some new, and most of them aimed at scholarly writing -- that I've found especially essential to have on our shelves at the faculty-writing program at the University of Tulsa:

Early Career Writing

On productivity and academic writing:

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