Connections: RLC & Other Courses
the differences in the writing assignments from various professors
confuse even the best students. As one student commented,
Within my major, my professors want us to analyze
our data and relate it to class discussions. Yet in another class
last semester, the instructor wanted only the research information
and no opinion added in our term papers.
Unless you understand why these differences exist, academic writing
may seem like a bluff, based on big words and difficult language,
by someone trying to sound like an expert. Academic writing, however,
is not just a matter of bluffing. Go to each of these reasons
to understand why writing assignments differ:
You may not hear RLC 110-111 terms like "multiple perspectives"
and "dominant ideologies" from an instructor in another department.
However, connections between RLC 110-111 and writing assignments
in other departments do exist. The critical thinking taught in
RLC 110-111 often is expected by professors in other classes.