Writing is seriously, a task that many of us put off doing unless we have specific reasons. And when one is an amputee of opulent vocabulary or handicapped of nuts and bolts of writing, it certainly aggravates our writing fluency and injures our interest in investing a time for it.
One kind of writing that needs technical eloquence and structured idea is ‘academic writing’. It is poles apart in terms of the processes involved and ideas presented from that of ‘free writing’.
Even if one is habitual in writing formal and free style writing at an affluent ease –as many of us do, venturing into an academic writing is conclusively challenging that, our free-style writing skills necessarily does not qualify us to be an academic writer.
I have learnt that in academic writings, we need to possess and develop an armor of sound technical vocabularies for the disciplines we are engaged with. That logical sequence of arguments which is otherwise ‘OK’ for one discipline is shallowly approved in other. For instance, a typical scientific papers often seeks for lesser paragraphs with denser and factual information while papers related to Humanities is reasonable to be lengthy so as to have room for assessing structured linguistic arguments.
However, in both the cases, for any academic neophytes –that lacks scientific knowhow, can always have a scope to fine-tune and make our dreams of publication a reality. The only tool that we need to have is an appetite to learn and befriend with patience.
So for me, with persistent and vigorous academic assistance from Dr. Sonam Rinchen, Dean of Research and Industrial Linkages, Samtse College of Education, Samtse, my manuscript finally found a place to get published. It took exactly a year to find space into its maiden publication of “Educational Innovation and Practice”, a biannual academic journal of Samtse College of Education, Samtse, after put through a peer review.
Thank you Dr. Sonam Rinchen for channeling my crude article to the experts to hone it with their research whetstone and thereby making it palatable and appetizing to the readers, particularly the researchers. Thank you for helping me add another cap to my publication catalog.
“Learn as much by writing as by reading” – Lord Acton