The summer before I started my PhD program in education, I was eager to start reading, so I logged into my university’s website everyday to see if professors had uploaded book lists. One of my professors required us to read They Say, I Say, not as part of our course content but in order to learn to write like an academic. I’m so thankful I read it, and I wanted to share with you some other books that I discovered later in my program that I wished I would have read right away.
On Academic Writing:
- They Say, I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing by Graff & Birkenstein 3rd edition or 2nd edition for .08
- Writing a Literature Review by NCSU Writing Tutorial Services https://writingcenter.fiu.edu/resources/synthesis-matrix-2.pdf
- How Not to Write Bad: The Most Commons Writing Problems and the Best Ways to Avoid Them by Yagoda http://www.amazon.com/How-Not-Write-Bad-Problems/dp/1594488487/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430327996&sr=1-1&keywords=how+not+to+write+badly
- APA Manual 6th edition (Get the 7th edition when it’s out.) When in school, Purdue OWL is a good resource.
- Developing Effective Research Proposals by Punch 2nd edition
- When Can You Trust the Experts: How to Tell Good Science from Bad Science in Education by Willingham http://www.amazon.com/When-Can-You-Trust-Experts/dp/1118130278/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430328269&sr=1-4&keywords=willingham
- Research Synthesis by Shanahan Chapter 15
Add books that you found helpful in the comments. And, good luck!