Academic Disciplines

For this assignment you will write a well-formed essay connecting the concepts of academic disciplines, higher education, intelligence, and academic habits of mind.

This is an expository essay, which means you will explain your ideas and engage your readers in a discussion.

Address the following:

  1. Why do academic disciplines exist?
  2. What is the purpose of academic research?
  3. What are the characteristics of a disciplined researcher?
  4. What are the characteristics of disciplined academic writing?

Your answers to these questions must be well supported.

  • You can quote experts you find in your own research.
  • You can describe your own personal lived experience “My experience at college has been that…”

Do not respond to these in order or as a list; use them as a starting point to create an essay in your own words.