A Different Balance Between Creativity And Discipline Essay

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Within good writing, there is a distinct balance between creativity and discipline. Strunk (1918) argues, “In exposition and in argument, the writer must likewise never lose his hold upon the concrete, and even when he is dealing with general principles he must give particular instances of their application” (p. 23). To write an effective analytical paper, a writer should convey ideas by being conscious of mechanical and grammatical mistakes but should also develop personal style and creativity within those constraints.
Rosenwasser and Stephen (2011) argue that the five analytical moves are the best way to convey a message while effectively balancing creativity and discipline. These “moves” begin with first, completely understanding the subject in which the paper’s focus is (p. 55). Secondly, after fully understanding the subjects logic Rosenwasser and Stephen (2011) suggest to “divide the subject into its defining parts, its main elements, or ingredients” and then, “consider how these parts are related, both to each other and to the subject as a whole” (p. 55). This process is important to creativity because it allows a writer to develop a personally driven argument, or claim for a subject. The third move consists of looking closely at the parts of the study that consist of patterns, comparisons, or contrasts. Within this process, the writer begins ask questions which leads to the next move, “make the implicit explicit” (2011, p. 62). Making the implicit explicit involves…

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