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Optional: Academic Structure with Informal Style

Adding on to our discussion from last week about academic writing, here is an optional reading that uses academic structure with an informal writing style. Even though Dr. Young writes in a “conversational” way, this is still considered “scholarly” and was published in an academic journal, because he is still engaging in academic work even though he uses slang, etc.

I may have us do an activity with it later in the semester, but for now, just read/skim if you’re interested.

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