literary vs. academic writing
1. at the end of the lesson, you should be able to: • distinguish the features of literary and academic writing • differentiate literary and academic writing • write a simple paragraph choosing between academic and literary writing
2. one kind of writing – academic writing – is rigid, procedural, purposed purely to convey knowledge, data and information. it’s orderly, organized and follows a formula. it is necessary. it can be dull. anyone can master it.
3. academic writing refers to a particular style of expression that researchers use to define the intellectual boundaries of their disciplines and their areas of expertise.
4. characteristics of academic writing include a formal tone, use of the third-person rather than first- person perspective (usually), a clear focus on the research problem under investigation, and precise word choice.
5. like specialist languages adopted in other professions, such as, law or medicine, academic writing is designed to convey agreed meaning about complex ideas or concepts for a group of scholarly experts
6. in academic writing, remember that you need to: i. brainstorm with yourself, or with a partner writer, to sift through your insights. ii. state your argument in the first part of your essay. iii. outline your ideas before you start writing. iv. research your materials for support of your stand or argument. v. begin with a strong statement or introduction. vi. end with a full closure or summary of your presentation.
7. the other kind of writing – creative writing – is inspired, artistic and entertains with word pictures, concepts and deep meaning. it is enjoyable to read. it touches us while teaching us. it’s an art form. it’s not necessary to learn, but a joy to those who do.
8. the term 'literary writing' calls to mind works by writers such as shakespeare, milton, or wordsworth; definitive examples of all that the term implies. we instinctively associate the term with characteristics such as artistic merit, creative genius, and the expression of mankind's noblest qualities.
in the story, ali baba is a poor woodcutter who discovers the secret of a thieves' den, entered with the phrase "open sesame". the thieves learn this and try to kill ali baba, but ali baba's faithful slave-girl foils their plots. ali baba gives his son to her in marriage and keeps the secret of the treasure.
high blood pressure
family history of cad
talk to your doctor if you have one or more of these risk factors.
you can prevent cad with medications and by maintaining good heart health. some steps you can take to decrease your risk include:
maintaining a healthy weight
eating a balanced diet that’s low in sodium and high in fruits and vegetables
drinking only in moderation
relative pronouns - link one phrase or clause to another phrase of clause. the relative pronouns are "who", "whom", "that", and "which."
these are the sample sentences:
- the candidate who spends the most amount during campaign period does not necessarily wins.
- the place which makes lea says she'll never forget is japan.
- the person whom she trusted betrayed her.
interrogative pronouns- ask questions. the following are the interrogative pronouns:
"who", "whom" - refers to persons
"which" - refers to persons and things
"what" - refers to things and animals
these are the sample questions:
-what can you say about my new haircut?
-to whom should we ask permission
-which book would you read first?