Everything that all of us do, in whatever society or culture at whatever period of history, rests on assumptions, which usually are not stated but which are largely shared with our particular neighbours, kin, friends, or colleagues.
This brief guide offers you a few ways to improve your academic writing skills, especially if this is the first time writing an anthropology paper.
Some ideas in this guide were adapted from a useful book you may wish to consult: Lee Cuba, A Short Guide to Writing About Social Science (1993, 2nd edition, Harper Collins College Publishers, N. You may also wish to consult with Skidmore's Writing Center's or The Skidmore All-College Writing Board's websites.
In your first year: You will critically read key intellectual contributions to the discipline and you will be introduced to ethnographic methods and experiences of living among, and writing about, people.
You will learn how to comparatively study what makes humans simultaneously similar and yet different.