Assignment: Types Of Writing, Applying Appropriate Styles
Scholarly writing is objective, addresses key stakeholders, clearly states a problem(s), provides the significance of the stated problem(s), and it is logical and organized. The aim of scholarly writing is to make an argument that is supported with evidence. The peer-reviewed journals you have found in your searches for literature in the library are examples of scholarly writing. To be an effective change agent and a leader in the field of education, it is crucial that you have well-developed scholarly writing abilities.
As you have explored your selected case study’s documents, you have read various types of writing that differ from scholarly writing. For example, you may have read blog posts, letters to the editor, newspaper articles, and government reports.
Reflect on the different types of writing used in the resources that you identified in the Looking Ahead Assignment at the end of Module 3. Which resources reflected the characteristics of scholarly writing, and which did not? Your role in education will likely require you to not only read various types of writing, but also to use different types of writing in your own communications. As you may have noticed in the case study documents and the resources you have been exploring, the type of writing you use depends on your audience and the purpose of your communication.
For this Assignment, create a simple message related to the case study you selected. In addition, identify three different audiences to receive the message. These audiences may be extracted from the case study documents, or you may identify different audiences appropriate for the message.
Consider how you might convey the same message in writing to three different audiences for your case study.
To prepare for this Assignment, review the documents related to your selected case study. Identify an aspect of the case study, which would require a simple message for three different audiences. These audiences may be extracted from the case study documents, or you may identify different audiences appropriate for the message.
By Day 7 of Module 4
Submit a 2- to 3-page document in which you:
Explain the simple message related to your case study that you wish to communicate.
Create three written communications—one for each of the three audiences you identified—using the appropriate type of writing for each context. (Each written communication should be approximately two paragraphs long.)
Explain why different types of writing are appropriate for different audiences, stakeholders, or both. Provide specific examples.