Each discipline or major has its own writing style, organizational method, and purpose or goal.
Your major or discipline teachers can help you quite a bit as you learn to apply your academic writing skills to their discipline.
Adjunct instructor of English, Lincoln Land Community College. Aristotle thought that effective communication skills, like good math skills, can be learned and taught. Similarly, while luck certainly plays a role in any successful writer's career, successful writers (or speakers) are not just born into the role--and everyone else is not just fated to flunk English. "The Rhetoric" is still widely read and applied today by people desiring to learn how to speak and write more convincingly to an audience.
There are a large number of tips and methods this book can show you. Aristotle taught us that rhetoric isn't just about winning arguments. Pickens, Alex - Ph D student studying Rhetoric and Composition at Purdue University. Math teachers don't teach trigonometry to their elementary students; instead, they begin with addition and subtraction. Your first-year composition course may even have the word "rhetoric" or "rhetorical" as part of its title.Likewise, failure to satisfy a publisher--whether it is your boss looking at a pamphlet you've written or a book publisher deciding whether to print and sell your book--might lead the author all the way back to the idea-development or organizing stages.In short, while it is very useful to think of writing as a process, the process is not a clear, always-the-same series of steps. Cloud State University studying MA Rhetoric & Composition, and MS Mass Communication. - Graduate student studying Rhetoric and Composition at Saint Cloud State University in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Professor, English, Bluegrass Community and Technical College. The writing process is complicated, and often seems loosely defined. Cloud State University, majoring in Rhetorical and Applied Writing Worth, Benjamin. Indeed, too much attention to correctness can result in unintentionally rigid or even comical writing. Simply knowing how to write grammatically correct prose is important, but it is not enough, by itself, to make writing effective or persuasive.So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections. A copy of this is included in the section entitled GNU Free Document License. Hennes, Jack Graduate student at Michigan State University, M. At first in the '70s, these steps were taught as a somewhat rigid sequence.