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Form & Function
Academic writing, like other forms of writing, has its own structure and agenda. According to the MLA Handbook, academic writing "is designed . . . [for] a community of writers who greatly value scrupulous scholarship and the careful documentation, or recording, of research" (Gibaldi xiii). That is, academic writing is a specific type of writing that involves the presentation of research in conjunction with the informed writer's ideas. The audience for this kind of writing is generally the academic discourse community--a group of people who are interested in your ideas, thoughts, and research. You can assume an interested and intelligent reader.