Nash, Robert J. Liberating Scholarly Writing: The Power of Personal Narrative. (New York: Teachers College Press, 2004).

Nash, Robert J. Liberating Scholarly Writing: The Power of Personal Narrative. (New York: Teachers College Press, 2004).

Nash, Robert J. Liberating Scholarly Writing: The Power of Personal Narrative. (New York: Teachers College Press, 2004).

This book is highly recommended for Scholar-Practitioners who are enrolled in graduate programs that require a thesis or dissertation. Nash offers a very useful explanation of the nature of personal scholarly writing as well as some tentative guidelines (not formulas or rules) that contribute to the quality and credibility of this form of writing. Drawing from his experience as a teacher, he provides many examples of students’ efforts to shift into a mindset conducive to writing scholarly personal narratives. His concluding chapter addresses several thorny issues that underlie this form of writing.