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Creativity's Place in Academic Writing?

Creativity's Place in Academic Writing?

As I was deciding on a subject in academic writing to research for my literature review assignment, I did so with the following three questions in mind:

1.) What is it about scholarly research on this subject you think you need to find out?

2.) What do you expect it to tell you?

3.) Do you expect to find consensus, or dissent?

Being a ‘creative,’ I am naturally drawn to ‘the word’ and therefore, interested in "creativity's place in academic writing.”

Below are the answers I had in mind to the above three questions:

1.) What is it about scholarly research on this subject you think you need to find out?

I need to find out how creativity is viewed or accepted in academic writing.

2.) What do you expect it to tell you?

I expect to find a couple of sources that might emphasize the importance of creative writing 'and thinking' towards learning academic writing. I also expect introductory exploration on the subject. I also expect to read discussions that distinguish between the two as being entirely their own unique genre. 

3.) Do you expect to find consensus, or dissent?

Yes, I do. I suspect that this is a fairly new subject to many and that there may even be some with no opinion at all due to the fact of not knowing enough about the topic.

I am still working out a specific preliminary research question, but for now, I have these specific questions in mind:

*How is creativity viewed and/or used in academic writing?

*What is creativity’s place in academic writing?

Image citation:

“Does Creativity Belong in Academic Writing?” Walden University Writing Centre, 2013,

http://waldenwritingcenter.blogspot.com/2013/08/does-creativity-belong-in-academic.html

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