Brianna Jerman

  1. Academic Language vs. Colloquial Language

    In what ways have you fulfilled the assignment requirements as they relate to audience, appropriate persona/tone, and rhetorical stance? Why is this word choice/diction inappropriate (conversational) for your audience? What might be more appropriate? For students and teachers alike, most writing occurs in non-academic settings—notes, e-mails, Facebook posts, blogs, shopping lists, etc. In these writing settings, it is perfectly fine...

    Published on Jan 30th 2012

  2. When to Paraphrase

    Academic writing requires authors to connect information from outside sources to their own ideas in order to establish credibility and produce an effective argument. Sometimes, the rules surrounding source integration and plagiarism may seem confusing, so many new writers err on the side of caution by using the simplest form of integration: direct quotation. However, using direct quotes is not...

    Published on Jun 25th 2012

  3. When to Quote

    Direct quotes should be used sparingly, but when they are used, they can be a powerful rhetorical tool. As a rule, avoid using long quotes when possible, especially those longer than three lines. When quotes are employed, they should be used to Provide indisputable evidence of an incredible claim. Directly quoting a source can show the audience exactly what the...

    Published on Dec 29th 2019