Using Scholarly Writing For Our Past Semester Together Through Advanced Writing

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As I begin to writing this letter to reflect on our past semester together in advanced writing, I realize just how much I’ve grown, not only to enjoying a writing class but also as a writer.

Throughout the course of our class we had multiple assignments, yet each one was geared toward a different audience. For example, we had to imagine that were were writing a literature review for our department’s undergraduate research journal. The primary readership would be fellow undergraduates in my major who are interested in my topic. With that being said, I didn’t have to worry about trying to grab the reader’s attention in the beginning because I knew they were already interested. My tone in the project was professional and researched based. I was able to achieve this by using scholarly sources and criminology terms. Terminology such as using the word, recidivism instead of saying it refers to a person’s relapse into criminal behavior, often after the person receives sanctions or undergoes intervention for a previous crime. Not only using these terms makes it sound more professional but it also keeps it from having to into explanations every other sentence, making it easier to get to the point. By using scholarly sources, I was able to use credible research with statistics to better back up what I was saying.

In project four, communicating with the public, I had to change my approach because my audience changed to the general public and not undergrads in my field. In this…

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