As you saw in ENGA 101, there are different types of writing for different purposes. In this section we will dig into the differences between academic writing and other types of writing. No matter whether you are writing a simple, short paper for a first year class, a longer, more complicated term paper or even a Masters level dissertation, knowing this difference is key.
The overall purpose of this learning pathway is to learn the differences between academic writing and other types of writing. Your goal is to:
- Learn what is and isn’t academic writing.
- Differentiate the key differences that make up a piece of academic writing.
- Be able to identify different types of academic writing.