by Robert Boice
Robert Boice’s Professors as Writers provides an easy-to-follow and comprehensive look at overcoming writing problems and strategies for being a productive writer. With a multitude of academic writing books dedicated more to the pressures of publishing than to the writing process, Boice set out to create a manual based on his two decades of researching professors as writers.
This helpful manual is divided into four sections that focus on writing problems, strategies for the short-term and long-term, as well as solutions for growth. The self-evaluation for assessing writing problems and the structure of the manual allow writers to first identify the problems in their writing process and then correct these problems with effective strategies. While Boice’s manual is written with professors in mind, graduate students can gain valuable insight into the academic writing process from Professors as Writers.