traits of academic writing

Week 7 Forum: Conclusion of Paper and Traits of Academic Writing

This forum has two parts.

Part 1: Conclusion (with introduction for context): First, using the information from this week’s required readings, draft and post the conclusion to your research paper. While there is no set word limit for this assignment, your conclusion should provide adequate closure for your paper. You are encouraged to try one of the techniques outlined in the lecture notes to create a memorable conclusion.

Post your introduction (or a revised version) from last week as well. Be sure to respond to the postings of at least 2 of your classmates, providing them constructive feedback on the effectiveness of their conclusions.

Part 2: Traits of Academic Writing: Referring back to the traits of academic writing identified by Thonney in the forum for week 4 (and pasted in below), write a paragraph reflecting on how you tried to ensure your paper reflected those traits.

In her recent article in Teaching English in the Two Year College, Teresa Thonney outlines six standard features of academic writing:

Writers respond to what others have said about their topic.

Writers state the value of their work and announce the plan for their papers.

Writers acknowledge that others might disagree with the position they’ve taken.

Writers adopt a voice of authority.

Writers use academic and discipline specific vocabulary.

Writers emphasize evidence, often in tables, graphs, and images. (348)

In your responses to others, offer your views of their conclusions as well as their reflections about the traits of academic writing.

Posting Instructions

Your initial post should be between 250 and 300 words. APA format