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Ecosystem Science and Management|College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Written Communication

All ESM graduates should be able to produce written documents that are organized, coherent, technically free of grammatical errors, varied in sentence structure and vocabulary, and with appropriate citation and use of sources.

Examples of different writing types include:
  • Academic essays
  • Annotated bibliography
  • Comparative analysis
  • Literature review
  • Research paper
  • Rhetorical analysis

A proficient written communicator is able to write in a variety of styles with:
  • No errors in grammar, spelling, and syntax
  • Appropriate support of arguments and ideas
  • Logically organized information
  • Appropriate writing style
  • Appropriate use of sentence structure and vocabulary
  • Analysis that demonstrates superior understanding of topic concepts
  • Correct use of sources and citations

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