• How to Write a Lot (2nd Edition)

  • A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing
  • By: Paul J. Silvia PhD
  • Narrated by: Chris Sorensen
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

All academics need to write, but many struggle to finish their dissertations, articles, books, or grant proposals. Writing is hard work and can be difficult to wedge into a frenetic academic schedule. How can we write it all while still having a life?

In this second edition of his popular guidebook, Paul Silvia offers fresh advice to help you overcome barriers to writing and use your time more productively. After addressing some common excuses and bad habits, he provides practical strategies to motivate students, professors, researchers, and other academics to become better and more prolific writers. Silvia draws from his own experience in psychology to explain how to write, submit, and revise academic work, from journal articles to books, all without sacrificing evenings, weekends, and vacations. The tips and strategies in this second edition have been updated to apply to academic writing in most disciplines. Also new to this edition is a chapter on writing grant and fellowship proposals.

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Funny and motivating. I am now looking forward to being old and excited about retiring to write a book!

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The book I never knew I needed

The author is very practical and thoughtful and covers important issues any aspiring or current academic would certainly face during their career

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Outstanding listen!!! Packed with useful information and sensible guidelines. No portion is terribly revolutionary in itself, but in total it is much more than the sum of its parts.

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Great!

I loved every single minute of this audio book. This product was very informative and intriguing.

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  • 06-18-22

Good read 😀 and enjoyable to listen to.

The reader is very interesting and entertaining makes the book to come alive 😀

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  • AmaShopper
  • 05-24-22

Very useful

I was recommended to read this book in one of the writing workshops. And although it is more relevant for post-docs and above, the basic principles are very relevant. As obvious as the main advice sounds, it is very difficult to stick to it, but it is the only way to successfully write a lot.

And yes, the narrator prolongs the last vowels, as was noted in one of the reviews. It does distract from the content once you pay attention to it, as you cannot unhear it …

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  • E. Podesta
  • 03-30-22

interesting ideas, verbal tick of read annoys

a solid and practical book of guidance. Mr Sorensen's really annoying way of emphasising and elongating the final word in every third sentence is really annoyingggg.

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  • 10-05-21

Change the narration

Unfortunately I had to play 3x and I still cannot sync to the author due to the bad narration that sounds like robotic and isn’t natural.