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Wade 1 Derek Wade Mrs. McIver ENG 002 January 23, 2019 Characteristics of Writing in Different Disciplines When professionals write in different fields or disciplines, they use the style, tone, and language of their fields. In addition, they have specific purposes for specific audiences. In “The Nature of Things: Biomimicry,” “The Early Days of World War I,” and “Razzle Dazzle: Fashion ‘Stars’—in Stripes,” the writers follow the traditions of the disciplines of science, history, and (fashion) journalism, respectively. In particular, the writers’ purpose, the discipline-specific features, and the reader’s goals are noteworthy in these pieces. Each of the writers has a distinctive purpose. Lila Hogler’s purpose in “The Nature of Things” is to define biomimicry as “the practice of adopting natural structures and strategies to solve problems.” She fulfills this purpose by going on to explain biomimicry through an easily understood example: the camouflage used by animals such as zebras replicated in camouflage used by humans such as tree-like cell phone towers. In “The

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