Objectivity In The English Language

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This is the type of essays used in debates. They are written to communicate and offer convincing reasons for or against a given proposition. This form of essay is widely used in standardized testing to measure students’ persuasion ability in the use of the English language. Objectivity is extremely vital for any argumentative essay. Very often, the prompts leading to an argumentative essay are questions which have no one straight answer. They are often debatable issues which have remained unanswered for many years. A high scoring essay is one that sustains objectivity and supports it with critical analysis of the subject. There is also the need to back claims with evidence-based research and other appeals to authority. The temptation here…show more content…
They are normally used when the writer is comfortable and familiar to an audience, especially letters to close friends and relatives. In scoring an informal essay, an examiner will be looking out for an adequate use of simple sentences, contractions and other devices which eases the writer-reader relationship. In this case, the examiner appreciates that there is some form of relationship that already exists between the writer and the reader and therefore expects this tone to reflect in an essay. One way to achieve this is to make references to previous interactions with the…show more content…
Caution however is required to prevent the writer being too casual, disrespectful or offensive in the writing. Academic Essay Academic writing belongs to a special class of essays that require a high degree of formality and objectivity. It is used in school settings as well as professional communications to communicate ideas, opinions and research findings. The aim of most academic essays is to shed more light on a topic by building on the work of others, either agreeing or disagreeing with existing work based on the writers work/experience. It is done with high level evidence based objectivities devoid of the authors subjective views. Generally, the use of first person pronouns by the author/s is discouraged. The guidelines for presenting such essays vary from institution to institutions as well as from discipline to discipline. These guidelines are often communicated along with the task. In most cases writers have several days to present the essay after they have received the prompt. This is to allow them time to research further into the topic so as to discover what others have had to do with that discipline. Good academic essays written over a time period also allows the writer the time to be adequately immersed in the topic of the essay as well as enable them to carefully reflect on the essay making revisions as an when necessary. As writers go through such a process of writing they
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