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Liberating Scholarly Writing: The Power of Personal Narrative

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Robert Nash argues for the validity of an exciting, alternative approach to doing scholarly writing which he calls the scholarly personal narrative. This book is the result of 35 years of supervising student papers, theses, dissertations, and publications.
Paperback, 179 pages
Published October 29th 2004 by Teachers College Press
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Christopher Cordry
Oct 11, 2007 Christopher Cordry rated it liked it
Recommends it for: college seniors and graduate students in the humanities and social sciences
Nash does a very good job of explaining how to write a Scholarly Personal Narrative for your BA thesis, Master's thesis, or doctoral dissertation. He also spends a great deal of time and energy arguing for the validity of this approach. After reading this book, I would definitely consider writing an SPN.

Nash teaches in a professional school of education, so most of his examples come from that field. If you're a student of, say, religion or psychology, you'll need to use your imagination and fig
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Tamara
Sep 13, 2016 Tamara rated it it was amazing
This is a book that enlarges serious scholarship and believes that "every life story has the potential to teach." It's a postmodern look at scholarship and a great read.
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