Richards & Miller Doing Academic Writing: Integrating the Personal and the Professional
Richards, J. C. & Miller, S. K. (2005). Doing academic writing in education: Connecting the personal and the professional. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Chapter 7: Integrating the Personal and the Professional
• You are the filter or the gateway. The literature and ideas pass through you. You re-package, shape, mold, add, and alter with your twist and thoughts so that when they come out on the other side, they have your touch affixed to them.
• Writing in Your Own Voice
o Be aware of the rules and theories that inhibit your writing and confront them.
• Letting Your Voice Be Heard
o Even in academic writing, the writer must have a voice.
• Merging Voice and Academic Writing
• The University as a Community of Voices
o Strong writing conveys to the reader a need for reading the information and the value that the information has.
• Writing from Classroom Teachers
• Benefitting from a Writing Group
• Determining What Constitutes Professional Writing
• Considering Your Audience
o A balance between the written text and the audience needs to be achieved so that the writer's voice can be heard.