September 21, 2009
A Further Investigation of Scholarly Disciplines: Sciences vs. Social Sciences
Finally within the writing style, the voice or tone of the author is one of the most important concepts in order to understand what the author is trying to say. First looking to the article about the wounded soldiers who weren’t able to be treated in the right manner gives off a didactic tone towards the audience. This meaning that the results and findings are used to teach the future surgeons in the field how to operate on the soldiers, “Injuries in conflict produce a pattern of injury that is not seen in routine UK surgical practice . . . the deployed surgeon needs to acquire and maintain a wide range of skills from a variety of surgical specialties” (Ramasamy et al. 496). The voice used in the article about the alcoholism seems to be more informative than didactic. This being so because the aim of the article is to let the public and individuals know about the problems of alcohol abuse and get a firm grasp to fix the problems associated with it.
Looking back to both articles, one might directly glance at the physical appearance of these reports to come to the conclusion that both are very similar and revolve around the same concept; however you must look into the specific content to see that although they look alike on the surface, the details show them to be dissimilar. The main similarities between the two are associated with the physical appearance such as lay out and evidence, however details within writing style such as diction, voice, and syntax show the two to be very different. In the broader aspect of the disciplines in writing, each discipline has its own specific purpose; whether it is for the military to review the injuries over a specific time to improve their surgery or a group wanting to understand the social reasons for post deployment soldiers becoming alcoholics. Each discipline of writing has...