Baker instructors are leaders in their fields and have years of first-hand professional experience.
More than 85 percent of the students who begin their program of study at Baker University complete their degree.
Baker classes are held year-round, and new classes start frequently, so you can get started sooner rather than later.
Students build strong connections: supporting each other, collaborating on projects, and celebrating new jobs and promotions.
Since 1858 Baker has gained a reputation for providing an exceptional education and has offered programs for working adults since 1975.
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.