Good Writing

How to write essays by Chris Blattman; Good Writing in Political Science by Henry Farrell.

Reading the two essays Politics and the English Language by George Orwell and Tense Present by David Foster Wallace once a month for the rest of your life will improve your writing more than you ever believed possible (or your money back guaranteed).

Michael Nielsen's Six Rules for Rewriting is a pretty good guide for the "draft-liberally-then-edit-meticulously" school of writing, which seems to work well.

Paul Graham's writing tips will take you five minutes to read and be a big help if you can keep them.

John Cochrane's advice for Econ PhD students is actually a useful thesis writing guide for non-PhD, non-Econ students.


Good (Academic) Reading

http://pne.people.si.umich.edu/PDF/howtoread.pdf

http://savageminds.org/2007/10/01/how-to-read-a-good-book-in-one-hour/