Each "genre" (type of document) involves specific features that set it apart from other genres. Therefore, writers must understand the format and writing style expected of them. These resources provide basic information for students to understand an instructor's writing assignment and the features of some types of documents students may be asked to write.
Cover Letter and Resume
Curriculum Vita (CV) on the Purdue University OWL
Historical Research Paper at Howared Payne University
Personal Statements and Application Essays
Proposal and Technical Report