Book review: How to use storytelling in your academic writing: Techniques for engaging readers and successfully navigating the writing and publishing processes

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Academic writing, pedagogy,

Abstract

This book review illuminates Pollock’s (2021) text ‘How to use storytelling in your academic writing’. In the longstanding discipline of literary criticism/study, a book review is often the work of a single author and written to expose the reader/audience to the contents of the book under investigation (Campbell & Jamieson, 1978). The review we have offered here adopts a writing style of a conversation about the book between two academics, and thus posits a new mode of book-review writing. The intent of the article is to challenge expectations of what counts as a book review. The review itself recommends the book as a valuable contribution to the collection of academic books on academic writing.

Author Biographies

Geof Hill, The Investigative Practitioner

Dr Geof Hill SFHEA is the manager of The Investigative Practitioner consultancy in Brisbane, Australia. He was  Education Reader at Birmingham City University between 2015 and 2018 and prior to that Co-ordinator of Research Supervision Professional Development for Queensland University of Technology. Geof is the principal author and instigator of ‘the research supervisor’s friend’ – a Wordpress blog - (http://supervisorsfriend.wordpress.com/ ). 

Geof has a background in performative arts and training in opera and musical theatre on which he draws to lecture in Communication, Management, Education and Research. He championed creative forms of academic writing with his first one-man cabaret on ‘Being a Reflective Practitioner’ in 1995, the ‘Doing a Doctorate’ cabaret as part of his 2002 doctoral inquiry and his one-man cabaret on ‘Research Supervision’ performed at the International Conference on Quality Postgraduate Research in Adelaide, Australia in 2006. He has consistently presented academic cabarets in Australia and U.K since then.

Jo-Anne Kelder, University of Tasmania

Dr Jo-Anne Kelder is currently Adjunct Senior Researcher in the College of Sciences and Engineering (COSE) at the University of Tasmania, working to embed scholarship and research informed teaching into STEM course curricula. She additionally provides higher education consultancy services through Jo-Anne Kelder Consulting.

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Published

2021-12-02

How to Cite

Hill, G., & Kelder, J.-A. (2021). Book review: How to use storytelling in your academic writing: Techniques for engaging readers and successfully navigating the writing and publishing processes. Advancing Scholarship and Research in Higher Education, 2(1). Retrieved from https://asrhe.org/index.php/asrhe/article/view/5595

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Book Reviews