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Intro

This paragraph acts as an opening to the paper


Gives a brief overview of what makes up academic/non-academic writing
I tried to be a bit unconventional here and put my thesis in my 2nd paragraph
while just briefly going over some ideas here in the intro
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Thesis: Academic and non-academic articles both present information in

different manners; academic articles use jargon, audience expectations, and


structure to create rapport; non-academic articles use attention grabbing titles,
outside research, and casual language to establish an informal tone. The
question can be posed, is one style more effective than the other?
I think the real meat of my argument stems from the info
presented in the intro paragraph so I thought it would be more appropriate
to place my thesis in this paragraph instead of paragraph 1
Presentation of each article with brief description
Paragraph 3
Every article has moves
Academic article move: jargon
The academics use jargon to show knowledge of the subject
Jargon is persuasive because it shows knowledge of the subject
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Non-academic article move: attention grabbing title, research from other sources
Allures readers in, gives outside research to provide proof
Brings greater allure than the title of the academic article because the academic
article names are kinda boring
Backup research gives credibility
Gives validity to authors claims
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Author uses backup evidence much in the same way that the academic articles
do
To backup her claims
Academic articles also use research to backup their claims
All articles are aiming to persuade
But each article has multiple purposes
Each article presents backup research in a different way
This is because they each have their own purpose
Academic articles are better at persuading
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Authors purpose
Comm analysis is meant to relay info in a simpler manner
Empirical study is to test a hypothesis

Washington Post article is meant to persuade


To accomplish their purpose each writer(s) focuses on who their expected
audience is
While each writer is attempting to persuade their reader, each article has multiple
purposes
Academic and formal tone is more effective at persuading than the informal tone
of the Washington Post article
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Purpose is often determined by intended audience
Short description of each articles intended audience
You can tell purpose by the rhetoric an author uses normally
You can tell Washington Post article is trying to persuade by its
use of exaggeration
You can tell the academic articles purpose to inform by their use of
academic and formal language
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Structure can also help determine purpose
Comm analysis has no fluff, an obvious structural choice by the author to make
the article shorter
Also the Chapter 1 delves Chapter 2 scrutinizes Chapter

3 looks at is a structural choice to use parallelism to relay info


Geography abstract is structured like an academic article and that is easy
to tell by its headers of each section
Washington Post uses exaggeration as part of its structure to persuade
Every writer uses different structures and moves to create their specific
atmosphere and tone
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Use of evidence varies from article to article
Comm article doesnt use a single quote
Not a great idea if youre trying to persuade your reader
Geography abstract gives clear examples of how they conducted their research
and found their answers
Very effective in persuading
Washington Post uses paraphrasing and direct quotes from sources
Is effective because it uses outside sources, but presents it in the
informal context of the article
Geography abstract and Washington Post article are more effective at presenting
evidence than the comm analysis
Conclusion

Lots of effective ways to present an argument


Some approaches are better than others

Some of the more important factors of this are presentation of


evidence and persuasiveness of the actual writing
Academic writing is more persuasive than non-academic writing
Because of a better use of evidence/sources
Non-academic source better at reaching more people because it is more
accessible and less formal
Academic writing better at teaching/persuading, non-academic better at reaching
more people

I didnt really make any structural changes to my paper, but I edited quite a few
sentences and I believe that made my argument much more clear. I also re-wrote my thesis
statement because it was sort of vague and I felt that it needed to be narrower and more
focused on the articles that I was writing about. Also by editing my sentences here and there I
was better able to relate each paragraph to my thesis statement giving my paper more clarity
and flow. This made my argument much more visible as a reader than it was before and I think
that the paper as a whole improved because of that.
Doing the reverse outline kind of helped me see how my thought process worked
through this whole essay. Towards the beginning I had less in-depth things to write in the
outline, but as I went along the analysis of each paragraph got longer and deeper. That is
because at the beginning of the paper I was just introducing topics. As I got closer to the end I
was able to build upon previous statements as well as introduce new ideas that still related to
my previous paragraphs and thesis. I think this is an effective way of writing because it eases
your reader into to subject and increases in depth as they continue to read and get a better
understanding of your argument.