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