Developing Research Writing A Handbook for Supervisors and Advisors
Developing Research Writing is designed to encourage, inspire and improve the advisory practice of providing writing feedback. This book provides insights and advice that supervisors can use to advance their support of their research students’ writing and, at the same time, survive increasing supervisory demands.
Book parts are framed by empirical supervisor and doctoral student experiences and chapters within each part provide multiple approaches. The carefully chosen contributors are specialists on research writing and doctoral pedagogy, who guide the reader through the key stages of providing feedback. Split into nine key parts the book covers:
- starting a new supervision with writing in focus;
- making use of other resources along the way;
- encouraging style through control of language;
- writing feedback on English as an Additional Language (EAL) writing;
Master’s and Honours smaller projects’ writing feedback;
thesis by publication or performance-based writing;
maintaining and gathering momentum;
keeping the examiner happy;
writing feedback as nudging through identity transition.
The parts cohere into a go-to handbook for developing the supervision process. Drawing on research, literature and experience, Developing Research Writing offers well-theorized, yet practical and grounded advice conducive to good practices.
Table of Contents
Introduction - Susan Carter and Deborah Laurs
Part I: Starting a new supervision with writing in focus - John Bitchener, Vijay Kumar Mallan, Barbara M. Grant & Anne Lee
Part II: It is not just you: Making use of other resources – Deborah Laurs, Inger Mewburn, Pat Thomson, Claire Aitchison, Cally Guerin, Susan Carter Brian Paltridge & Marcia Johnson
Part III: Masters and honours smaller project’s writing feedback – authors tbc.
Part IV: Writing feedback as nudging through identity transition - Claire Aitchison, Eva Brodin, Liezel Frick & Anthony Paré
Part V: Keeping the examiner happy: generic-criteria, macro-level writing feedback - Sue Starfield & Gina Wisker
Part VI: Style through control of language - Helen Sword, George D. Gopen & Judith Swan
Part VII: Writing feedback on English as an Additional Language (EAL) writing
Vijay Kumar Mallan, John Bitchener, Martin East, Fiona Hyland & Anne Lee
Part VIII: Maintaining and gathering momentum - Rowena Murray & Paul Sylvia
Part VIIII: Writing for thesis by publication; performance and applied research writing - Cally Guerin & Barbara Bolt
Conclusion - Susan Carter & Deborah Laurs
Robyn Barnacle, School of Graduate Research, RMIT University
Overall I believe this book proposal has merit. The editors – particularly Susan Carter – and many of the contributors are well known within certain circles within Australian and New Zealand and – to a lesser extent – UK. However, the inclusion of Anthony Pare may lead to interest in Canada and Pat Thomson may lead to greater interest in the UK.
Terry D Evans Emeritus Professor at Deakin University
The editors are very experienced at this sort of editorial work on doctoral processes and have earned international reputations for their efforts. A major strength is that the topic is enduring and important. Given the ways that supervisory preparation and development is undertaken in universities, it is debatable whether a specific book would be in broad demand; it is more likely that specific chapters would be copied and used for supervisor workshops, courses etc.