Review of the book The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing by T. Rocco, T. & T. Hatcher (eds.)

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Book/Media Review

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Spring 2013

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Human Resource Development Quarterly





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DOI: 10.1002/hrdq.21138


Reviews the book, The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing edited by Tonette S. Rocco and Tim Hatcher (2011). The first part of the book addresses the reasons to write and writing opportunities. Part Two, “Improving Writing Techniques" builds nicely on the foundation details of becoming a stronger writer. This book provides details on how to identify and construct problem statements, offers a reliable template for inexperienced researchers to follow and for their more experienced counterparts to refer to as a good reminder. Part Three "Preparing Scholarly Manuscripts” devoted mainstays of scholarly writing, the literature review, discussed here as both part of a larger study and as a stand alone scholarly contribution. Part Four “Reflecting on the Writing and Publishing Process” emphasizes that the intended audience for this book is anyone interested in publishing and more nuanced aspects of the writing/publishing process. This book provides a comprehensive guide through those levels of writing development. This book is a resource for the academic journey towards becoming a stronger, more reflective writer and as such it contributes to both self discovery and continued professional growth. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2013 APA, all rights reserved)


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