Transitioning from Academic to Professional Writing: Part 2

Welcome to the second - and final - section of this series. Now that you have a more complete understanding of what constitutes academic writing, we can move on and observe professional writing. Professional writing is defined as a type of written communication usually conducted and executed in the workplace. Professional writing usually involves the …

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Transitioning from Academic to Professional Writing: Part 1

Some of our readers might be graduating in December.  As a preview to the types of writing you can expect in your future, we're doing a short series highlighting the differences between academic and professional writing. Here's Part I: Finishing up an academic degree and moving into a professional setting can present its own set …

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“Four Score and Seven Years Ago… I started my thesis statement”

What do a research paper, a business memo, and a rhetorical analysis have in common? Aside from the fact that they are often written the night before the due date, they all require a thesis statement. One of the toughest stages in the essay writing process usually comes with the first step: understanding where to …

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