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.
•    Summary