Top rated Kindle e-books for researchers

e-books for researchersThere were no top rated Kindle e-books for researchers during my academic writing days. When I completed high school, I never thought that I would end up degrees that required so much of research and academic writing. Like many of you, I never thought that I would get through writing papers all those research papers. As I mentioned, back in the day, I did not have an e-book for researchers. 

During my undergraduate studies, I struggled as I was not excited about what I was writing about. Thanks to a professor in my graduate studies who gave me the tools to put together a quality thesis as well as many others along the way that contributed to my success. Because of this, I went on to complete my degrees and now enjoy writing. 

When it comes to academic writing, it is important to know what is expected of you. If those expectations are not met, one can loose marks that can affect  ones grades. Below are two top rated eBooks for researchers that will help anyone struggling with academic writing.

E-books for Researchers – Manual for Writers

I know that there are many out there who, like me at the beginning of my studies, did not have a clue about how to write academic papers or perhaps did not have the motivation to do so. Thanks to Kate L. Turabian’s Manual for Writers, students like me and countless others have benefited from her book.  This book now in its 8th edition continues to be the gold standard for generations of college and graduate students in virtually all academic disciplines. Of the 243 reviews on Amazon, it received a 4.5 star rating. It is a great manual for writers. 

The good news is that Manual for Writers has a Kindle version and so you can get your very own on Kindle.

How will this top rated book assist you with your writing?

If you are a student who struggle with writing because you have a hard time getting started and feel overwhelmed by this task or reasons such as:

  • You struggle to organize and use mechanics of writing.
  • You feel inefficient in retrieving the right word(s) to express an idea.
  • You struggle to develop your ideas fluently (poor ideation).
  • You struggle to keep track of your thoughts while also getting them down on paper.
  • You feel that the process of writing on paper is slow and tedious
  • You feel that the paper never turns out the way you want.
  • You realize that the paper is still sloppy even though substantial time and effort were spent.

To have these e-books for researchers will make life so easy as it will help overcome the struggles mentioned above.

Another great book, How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing (Lifetools: Books for the General Public) will be of great help as it provides very practical help to writers. This is one two great e-books for researchers.

The author,Paul J. Silvia explains that writing productively does not require innate skills or special traits but specific tactics and actions. Drawing examples from his own field of psychology, he shows readers how to overcome motivational roadblocks and become prolific without sacrificing evenings, weekends, and vacations. After describing strategies for writing productively, the author gives detailed advice from the trenches on how to write, submit, revise, and resubmit articles; how to improve writing quality; and how to write and publish academic work

 

Please feel free to share your experience about academic writing.

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6 thoughts on “Top rated Kindle e-books for researchers”

  1. Cool review you’ve got here Rodney!
    If only I had found this a bit sooner! I was working on a thesis previously and I wanted to give up and pay someone else to do it for me instead because it was too complicated and overwhelming that I was scared to even think of laying down my ideas. Definitely getting the how to write a lot book!

    1. Hi Riaz, Thank you for your comment. I am glad that you did not give up writing that thesis. All the best moving forward with your writing.

  2. Hello Rodney

    Great review – I wish someone had told me about those books a bit earlier. I could really have used them when writing my academic papers. I didn’t had a clue how to write an academic paper when I started, and the motivation to write were often pretty low.

  3. These books both look like great tools for the academic writer to have. I really appreciate the way you broke down the various blocks to sitting down and writing.

    Do you think they would also help writers in other genres besides academic like fiction writers or bloggers? IF not maybe you have some books to recommend for those kinds of writers.

    And congratulations on all your academic degrees!

    1. Hi Judith,

      Thank you for your kind comments. I believe they will be helpful.However, there are some other specifics about fiction and blogging. Academic writing require mainly a demonstration of critical thinking. I am sure you know this that blogging helps to spread ideas and connections and is very subjective and fiction writing is to entertain or convey an author’s point of view and is also subjective. I hope this helps.

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