Free Write: Group Facilitation 10/16

Explain why you can’t use one type of writing for different subjects?

I think that you can’t use one type of writing for different subjects because different subjects focus on certain things. For example, social sciences and sciences are more concerned with when something happened opposed to who wrote. In my Sociology class, I have to write a paper in APA format because the in text citations give the date of when the facts were written. In English, when writing a research paper in MLA format, it’s very important to include the author and give them full credit for the facts or statement you included in your paper. I agree that it would be much easier to use one universal format for every subject and every type of writing, but it’s necessary to distinguish what you’re writing is focusing on, whether it be who wrote it or when it was written.