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Genres/Types of Documents

 

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.

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

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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

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Historical Document Analysis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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Laboratory Report

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Listicle

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Literature Review

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Manifesto

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Memo

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Memoir

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Narrative Essay

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Personal Letter

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Personal Response

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Personal Statement/Application Essay

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Photo Essay

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Poster

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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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Research Report

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Resume

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Rhetorical Analysis

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Scientific Report

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Social Media

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Technical Report

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Video Essay

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Web Page

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White Paper

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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 05, 2016 2:01:13 PM