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The second edition of Trevor’s book for undergraduates and taught postgraduates, Success in Academic Writing (Palgrave Macmillan), like the first edition, has garnered high praise from reviewers.

From the cover of Success in Academic Writing:

This is an outstanding text, full of brilliant advice, guidance and tips. It is the best guide to academic writing I have seen and I will be recommending this to my own students.

Professor Gerry Czerniawski, University of East London, UK.

While there are lots of published books aimed at helping students with academic writing, this is a particularly good one. … While the text is aimed at university students, it really is a fantastic resource for those of us who work in student-facing roles or indeed anybody interested in writing. There are, necessarily given the subject matter under discussion, some quite dense chapters but Day’s method of breaking up text with frequent, easily-digested activities is a helpful approach. … The book is a good contribution towards demystifying the key mechanisms of academic writing at university and will therefore be a very useful text for students and LD practitioners alike.

Christopher Little, Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, December issue, 2018.

The greatest strength of Success in Academic Writing, 2nd ed, lies in the style and approach taken by Day. He purposefully uses a personal tone to replicate the face-to-face conversation of a writing tutor and student. The start of each chapter begins in a conversational manner that sets the reader at ease and renders the information more accessible and the tasks more approachable.

Laura McNabb, Journal of Professional and Academic English, December issue, 2018.

Sardine (Reaktion Books) is a multi-faceted biography of the fish, ranging from ecology and economics to poetry and literature, with urgent lessons for us about our stewardship of the oceans. Trevor received a Roger Deakin Award from the Society of Authors to travel abroad to research this book.

Reviews of Sardine include:

‘Superb.’ — Verlyn Klinkenborg, New York Review of Books

Thank you Trevor Day for making the commonplace miraculous. Sardines provide the second largest catch worldwide, sustain coastal peoples all over the world and are the basis of many oceanic ecosystems. A glorious book in a great series that makes you think again. — Mark Cocker, author of Crow Country and Birds Britannica, December 2018

Sardine is a delight. The debt to Mark Kurlansky’s Cod is clear, but Trevor Day’s canvas goes beyond Kurlansky’s historical, human-centred approach to look at life from the sardine’s point of view as well. … Sardines may not have driven the colonisation of new worlds, or provoked wars, in quite the way that codfish once did. But they were every bit as important to local economies, and local nutrition. And they are every bit as interesting. — 5 stars. Geoffrey Carr, Science Editor, The Economist, February 2019

Trevor’s recent papers and articles include:

Day, T., 2021. Going online: a community’s experience of transforming face-to-face writing workshops, tutorials and retreats to online. Writing in Education, 84, 34–41.

Day, T. and Canton U., 2021. I’m a writer and … Reconciling identities: working in the space between writing and teaching, Writing in Education, 83, 31–37.

Day, T. and Swinburne, D., 2017. Getting someone in: The role of blended professionals in HE writing development. Educational Developments, 18(3), 20–24.

Letchford,J., Corradi H. and Day, T., 2017. A flexible e-learning resource promoting the critical reading of scientific papers for science undergraduates. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 45(6), 483–490.

Day, T., Letchford, J., Corradi, H. and Rogers, T., 2015. Devising an Online Resource to Help Undergraduate Science Students Critically Evaluate Research Articles. Journal of Academic Writing, 5(2), 1–19.

Narduzzo, A. and Day, T., 2012. Less is more in physics: a small-scale Writing in the Disciplines (WiD) intervention. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education, November 2012.

Day, T. and Tosey, P., 2011. Beyond SMART? A new framework for goal setting. The Curriculum Journal. 22(4), 515–534. As of October 2021, this is one of the most read Curriculum Journal articles since 2010, with 25 citations and more than 16,000 hits.

Day, T., 2011. What writing expectations do UK employers have of engineering graduates? And how might universities respond? European Association for Teachers of Academic Writing (EATAW) Conference, 30 June 2011, University of Limerick, Ireland.

Day, T., Pritchard, J. and Heath, A., 2010. Sowing the seeds of enhanced academic writing support in a research-intensive university. Educational Developments, 11 (3), pp. 18-21.

Day, T., Humphreys, L. and Duncombe, B., 2010. Encouraging undergraduates’ academic writing development in e-learning contexts that students access independently or in subject-based groups. Writing Development in Higher Education (WDHE) Conference 2010, 28-30 June 2010, London.

Day, T., 2008. Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and its potential to contribute to the teaching and learning of academic writing. In: Writing Development in Higher Education (WDHE) Conference 2008, 25 June 2008, University of Strathclyde.

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