Jensen provides a set of tools and techniques that make it possible even pleasurable for anyone from a new graduate student to a seasoned faculty member to become a productive academic writer peter felten elon university write no matter what is research and practice based direct and written in an exceptionally readable style. Write no matter what advice for academics is one of the best books ive read on productivity in the academic self help genre jensen covers a good deal of previous terrain early in the volume but there is enough new material to make this worth reading stem to stern. With growing academic responsibilities family commitments and inboxes scholars are struggling to fulfill their writing goals a finished book or even steady journal articles may seem like an impossible dream but as joli jensen proves it really is possible to write happily and productively . Most academics need to write yet for many argues joli jensen it becomes something close to an existential trauma what they need to do is treat writing like a craft rather than an ordeal a matter of learning effective tools and habits but not a measure of their inner worth. Joli jensen received her phd in 1985 from the institute of communications research at the university of illinois she has been a faculty member at the university of virginia 1984 1986 and at the university of texas at austin 1986 1991
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