Writing an Academic Essay. The Purpose and Process of Academic Writing. Some Parameters. We will not exhaust every aspect of academic writing We will focus on the overall process of writing an academic paper We will not focus on rules We will instead focus on strategies.
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The Purpose and Process of Academic Writing
The word “essay” is derived from the Latin verb “exigere”, which means to:
Compare these two images about Japanese Concentration camps during World War II. The first is by American photographer Ansel Adams. The second is a cartoon by Theodor “Dr. Seuss” Geisel.
A topic sentence:
Topic Sentence: Dr. Seuss emphasized the danger posed by Japanese Americans during World War II.
Main Point: His pictures show a parade of smiling Japanese marching down the West Coast collecting explosives.
Detail: Each box of TNT these cartoon characters carry plays on the often irrational fears Americans felt toward Japanese Americans after the attack on Pearl Harbor.