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Going from high school to college is a huge change in our lives We learn things in different ways study new materials in advanced ways and of course we write differently too The two I am going to compare are academic text and popular text Academic text is a type of writing that are approved by a group with recognized expertise with original source by researchers on the other hand popular text is a type of writing that contains only the discussion of someone elses research and may have the journalists personal narrative or opinion In order to make you as an incoming freshman college student to understand the difference I choose the topic that is discussing the obesity issue in the US from both academic text and popular text I will list the differences while introducing the issueFirst the language that each one uses is significantly different and it represents that they both focus extreme audience due to the usage of language In the academic text Genetic approaches to understanding human obesity by Shwetha Ramachandrappa and Sadaf Farooqi it begins with the following introductive paragraph The rising prevalence of obesity and associated comorbidities such as type 2 diabetes cardiovascular disease and certain cancers represents a major threat to public health worldwide 1 On a global level changes in environmental factors undoubtedly drive the rise in the prevalence of obesity However one remarkable feature of the obesity epidemic is the persistence of considerable individual variation in body weight within a population that shares the same environment 2Whereas the popular text New genes IDd in Obesity How Much of Weight is Genetic by Alexandra Sifferlin it begins with the introductive paragraphIn theSciencestudy researchers at Boston Childrens Hospital studying mice found a rare genetic mutation that prevented theanimalsfrom burning off fat calories They also found the same gene was mutated in a group of obese people And a team based at University College London reported inJCIthat a
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