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Genres

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.

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Abstract

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Annotated Bibliography

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Argument/Persuasive Essay

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Blog

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Book Review

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Business Article Analysis

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Business Case Analysis

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Cause and Effect Essay

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Classification and Division Essay

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Commentary/Op-Ed

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Compare and Contrast Essay

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Cover Letter

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Critique

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Curriculum Vitae/CV

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Definition Essay

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Descriptive Essay

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Dissertation/Thesis

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Email
  • Emails (Excelsior College Online Writing Lab--OWL)

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Essay Exam

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Ethnography

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Explication

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Expository Essay

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Film/Movie Review
  • Film Review (Duke University Writing Studio)
  • Film Reviews (Western Carolina University Writing and Learning Commons)

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Historical Document Analysis

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Historical Research Paper

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Illustration Essay

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Infographic

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Journal

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Literature Review

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Manifesto

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Memo
  • Business Memos (Colorado State University Writing Studio)
  • Memos (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Center for Communication Practices)
  • Writing Effective Memos (University of Maryland University College Effective Writing Center)

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Memoir

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Narrative Essay

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Nursing Professional Portfolio

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Personal Letter
  • Letters (Gallaudet University Tutorial and Instructional Programs)
  • Personal Letters (Purdue University Online Writing Lab--OWL)

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Personal Response

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Personal Statement/Application Essay

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Photo Essay

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Process Essay

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Profile

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Proposal

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Reflective Writing

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Report

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Resume

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Rhetorical Analysis

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Scientific Report

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Technical Report

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Video Essay

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Web Page
  • Web Pages (Excelsior College Online Writing Lab--OWL)

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White Paper

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Last Updated: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 4:57:06 PM