Reflective Essay 8 - In academic writing the main point of...

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In academic writing the main point of a paper or piece is to form a thesis and support a stance taken by the writer. This is normally done by the author crafting a thesis and supporting it throughout the paper using quotes, facts, and supported thoughts. Generally an academic paper gets straight to the point and the writer attempts to prove his or her thesis throughout the paper by presenting as said above in several quotes and facts. This is different from the creative writing because where the two of these methods coincide, that is while each of them is trying to get a point across they both go about this in very different ways. Creative writing is different from strictly academic writing in the sense that creative writing does not just state a thesis and blatantly present facts to the reader. Creative writing uses stories and other forms text rather than just creating a thesis and presenting supports to get a point across. By text I mean any form of work that can be interpreted. For example in the story that we read and discussed in class the author used that story to provoke thought and get his point across to the reader. Also Thursday in
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This note was uploaded on 07/25/2011 for the course ENG 10 taught by Professor Chadjudkins during the Spring '11 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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Reflective Essay 8 - In academic writing the main point of...

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