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Academic-Professional Writing 101

(This class is a work in progress and will be updated frequently)

Essay, Academic, and Professional Writing 101:

Welcome. This class will provide structure and resources to help with the professional writing process. At some point, most people have to complete some form of academic and professional writing. (Students' attending Pathways are required to present an exit presentation, this is an academic piece of writing.)

Academic and Professional Writing requires an understanding of grammar, mechanics (spelling, sentence structure, voice, audience, style), punctuation, and visual rhetoric.

Common Writing Assignments:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Academic Writing: There are 4 main types of essays: Narrative, Descriptive, Expository, and Persuasive. Other types of academic writing assignments include but not limited to: Book Reports, Book Reviews, Annotated Bibliographies, Essays for Exams, College Entrance Exams, and Journal Exercises. 

Common Discipline Formatting:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      APA-(American Phycological Association), most commonly used within the Social Sciences. MLA-(Modern Language Association), most commonly used within the Language Arts, Cultural Studies, and other Humanities disciplines. Chicago Style-(CMOS, Chicago Manual of Style), most commonly used within literature, history, and the arts. Turabian-(Chicago/Turabian), Turabian is a condensed version of CMOS and generally requires footnotes instead of in-text citations. AMA-(American Medical Association), used for writing medical research. ASA-(American Sociological Association), follows the author date format used by CMOS for in-text citations. IEEE-(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), often referred to as I Tripple EEE. Most commonly used among branches of engineering, computer science, and technological fields.