Writing for Professional Publication in National Refereed
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Dr. W.A. Kritsonis, Writing for Professional Publication in National Refereed Journals

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In 2004, Dr. William Allan Kritsonis was recognized as the Central Washington University Alumni Association Distinguished Alumnus for the College of Education and Professional Studies. Dr. Kritsonis was nominated by alumni, former students, friends, faculty, and staff. Final selection was made by the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Recipients are CWU graduates of 20 years or more and are recognized for achievement in their professional field and have made a positive contribution to society. For the second consecutive year, U.S. News and World Report placed Central Washington University among the top elite public institutions in the west. CWU was 12th on the list in the 2006 On-Line Education of “America’s Best Colleges.”

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Dr. W.A. Kritsonis, Writing for Professional Publication in National Refereed Journals

  1. 1. Writing for Professional Publication in National Refereed Journals A Session for Faculty and Doctoral Students William Allan Kritsonis, PhD Professor PhD Program in Educational Leadership Prairie View A&M University/The Texas A&M University System 1. Professional reasons for writing for publication 2. Personal reasons for writing for publication 3. How real writers behave 4. Writer’s write for the following reasons 5. How to get started 6. What will “sell” the editor on your work? 7. Formula: Brilliant Ideas + Good Luck + Knowing the Right People = Publication 8. On scholarly work 9. Reasons to write and publish journal articles 10. Writing and publishing journal articles enables you to… 11. Three basic types of articles: practical – review or theoretical – research 12. Quantitative Studies 13. Qualitative Research 14. On writing books 15. Four phases of book publishing (Fun – Drudgery – Torture – Waiting) 16. Some reasons to write a book 17. Where does the dollar go after a book is published? 18. What do editors and reviewers really want? 19. Earning approval from editors and reviewers 20. What to remember about bad writing 21. How to get fired as a reviewer 22. Publish or perish or teach or impeach 23. I’ve been rejected many times – should I give up? 24. In writing, how you read is important 25. How teachable is writing? 26. “I can’t seem to tell how my writing is going while I am doing it. Can you help? 27. Remember your purpose in writing 28. What differentiates ordinary writing from writing with style
  2. 2. 29. It must get somewhat easier to write, otherwise, how would some authors become so prolific? 30. If writing for publication does not prove to be lucrative, why bother? 31. Why creative work is worthwhile 32. Show respect for your writing. It is about what the readers should know. If this puts a strain on a professional relationship, then so be it. 33. “Why I Write” (Orwell) Sheer egoism, aesthetic enthusiasm, historical impulse, and political purpose. 34. What really makes an academic write? 35. The Writer’s Essential Tools – words and the power to face unpleasant facts. 36. No human activity can sap the strength from body and life from spirit as much as writing in which one doesn’t believe. 37. “Because it was there.” Edmund Hillary. And with this comment he supplied generations with a ready-made and unanswerable defense for any new undertaking even writing. 38. Why we write. 39. Climbing Your Own Mountain 40. Be yourself. Have fun writing. Please list any other topics you want Dr. Kritsonis to discuss. 281-550-5700 Home; Cell: 832-483-7889 – williamkritsonis@yahoo.com Copyright © 2009 William Allan Kritsonis, PhD – ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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