e_570 - English 102: Intermediate College Writing Caroline...

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English 102: Intermediate College Writing Caroline Wilkinson Assignment 2: Compare and Contrast Genres/Disciplines Overview: For this assignment, you can either compare two academic journals from two different disciplines or two different genres (for example, an academic journal article and a magazine article) on the same topic. Then, you will make an argument about the similarities and differences of the genre conventions in the sources you chose. In order to focus your project, you will concentrate on only two articles in all. Try to find articles that are similar in page length, otherwise it will be more difficult to compare the genres. You will want to compare the two by specific sections of each, such as the number of sources in each article, the length of titles, the length of headings, the use of passive voice or active voice, the length of sentences, the number of and type of transitions, etc. I will provide guiding questions for you in class about other options to analyze. You will also
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course ED 101 taught by Professor Propas during the Spring '11 term at Grand Valley State University.

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