This chapter tries to implore the meaning of academic writing in college. Most freshmen think that writing is a daunting task because it is the only way of communicating ideas in college. The writer details the common myths faced by the students in trying to write a paper that is free from errors. Within every writing situation, there is a need to develop a writer’s sense. Students are normally faced with complex literacy tasks when writing college assignments; the writer thus tries to identify this features, and the proper way to ease them (Irvin, 2010). Writing is all about arguments and analysis in college; students should be able to arrange their ideas in proper ways. The writer should also develop their social, cultural, and physical context in every writing situation. The chapter also outlines the different types of assignments writers might expect to receive and offers a good advice on the proper ways to address them. They include closed, semi-open, and open writing assignments.
According to Irvin (2010), Writing also has developed its codes and conventions that every writer need to have an awareness of them for a successful writing. Writers need to ask themselves different questions before writing an assignment. The question ranges from the kind of audience like the tutor, the occasion of the context, the message, and purpose, genre used whether it is an essay or research paper and the comparison to what has been learned in class. The success in writing is thus dependent on the understanding and the approach used in writing. Knowing the right orientation on the assignment writing is the first and most important step in the writing process, and it will take a lot of hard work, thinking, and practice to deliver a successful piece of assignment paper (Irvin, 2010).
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