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Types of Writing – Overview

Just like you wear different clothes for different settings – shorts to play basketball, a tuxedo to a prom or wedding, jeans to school every day – there are different types of writing depending on the situation.

One of the challenges for students is switching from genre to genre: a law firm requires a very different writing style than a graduate seminar on political theory.

As your skills develop you’ll be able to identify different genres and ultimately to slip in and out of them, just like you find that perfect dress for a night out or the boots that keep your feet warm and dry on a snowy winter’s day.

Browse Grammar & Mechanics Articles:

Examples of Narrative Essays

There's nothing like a model! Quick access to solid examples of narrative essays.

Examples of Persuasive and Argumentative Essays

There's nothing like a model! Quick access to solid examples of persuasive essays.

How to Write a College Admissions Essay

Learn how to give an admissions officer a "good" read and share important elements of your personality and achievements.

Tips and Tricks to Argumentative & Persuasive Writing

Specific skills to help you create an argumentative thesis and tie it into each paragraph you write, emphasizing your points.

Tips and Tricks to Narrative Essays

How to avoid the cliches and traps of a traditional narrative essay assignment.

What is a Narrative Essay?

The basics for writing a compelling narrative essay.

What Is a Persuasive Essay?

The basics for writing a compelling argumentative (persuasive) essay.

What Is an Expository Essay?

The basics for writing a compelling expository essay.