For this Exploration you will be looking for two published writing samples that apply to your field:
The first piece of writing can come from a variety of locations, including trade letters/ magazine articles, a website related to your field, announcements from your “dream company” to work for, etc.
The second piece of writing will be an academic article found through the library. The easiest way to accomplish this would be by using the databases attached to the UNL library’s Subject Guides: http://unl.libguides.com/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
Review these two pieces of writing and try to answer the following questions:
What do they say about your field’s interests and concerns?
What can you learn about the type of writing done in your field from these pieces?
How do these writings compare to the academic writing that professors or students do who are majoring in this field?
Based on the academic article, what sorts of issues are being discussed by scholars?
How does what you have learned about writing in your field fit in with what other experts have said about writing in your fiel