human service

Topic: human service
Paper instructions:
What is scholarly writing? How does it differ from day-to-day writing and
why is scholarly writing important to someone pursuing an academic degree
and planning to become a professional? As you learn about some of the
elements of scholarly writing and how to write for specific audiences,
you will gain the skills necessary to complete written assignments that
are appropriate in your role as a Walden student in a doctorate program.

In the Week 1 Application Assignments, you gained insight into academic
integrity and plagiarism, and youpracticed paraphrasing. This week, you
will build on your writing skills by applying your new understanding of
the concept of scholarly writing through critiquing a sample of scholarly
writing and providing feedback on ways to make it more effective.

To prepare for this Assignment:

•Read the following Study Notes: “Introduction to Scholarly Writing:
Finding a Scholarly Voice”; “Introduction to Scholarly Writing: Purpose,
Audience, and Evidence”; “Citing a Discussion Posting and Course Study
Notes in APA Style”; and “Citing a Laureate Video in APA Style.”
•Review the media Introduction to Scholarly Writing: Purpose, Audience,
and Evidence.
•Think about articles you have read—in journals or even in the public
press—that violate some of the elements of scholarly writing. What, if
any, effect did the misuses or abuses have on your thoughts about the
information being presented?
•Read the following paragraph and analyze it for the author’s strengths
and weaknesses in terms of scholarly writing, bias, opinion, quality of
evidence, and appropriateness to its target audience:

One of the great breakthroughs in the past 50 years has been the
widespread availability of the personal computer. This powerful learning
tool has revolutionized everything from commerce to education and changed
the very way everyone conducts his or her daily lives. And most notably,
where only a few years ago people wrote about the “digital divide”
between those who could afford computers and those who could not, there
is almost no discussion along these lines any longer. And, in fact, why
would there be? Poor people can now save enough to buy their families a
computer for home and school use. In fact, an article in Business Week in
2001 estimated that more than 80% of all high school students were
“plugged in.”
The Assignment (1–2 pages):

Write an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of this author’s effort
at scholarly writing; include an assessment of the paragraph in terms of
bias, opinion, quality of evidence, and appropriateness to its target
audience. Be sure your analysis is written in a scholarly voice and uses
your scholarly writing skills.

Support your Application Assignment with specific references to all
resources you used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a
reference list only for those resources not included in the Learning
Resources for this course.

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