Discussion Post Academic Writing and Field Writing
Academic Writing and Field Writing
Review the readings from this week. Consider what you are learning about what academic writing looks like. For this discussion, address the following: What can you say are the properties of academic writing, as opposed to the properties of field writing? (You may need to take a look at some examples of academic writing more generally in Campus or explore your textbook further, as well.) We call these propertiesthese descriptorsconventions. Describe the genres that you are seeing in the more academic side of criminal justice writing. How are they different from or similar to field reports that you saw earlier in the course? What do you think accounts for the differences and for the similarities?
Post your initial discussion by Thursday.