Types of academic writing

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Types of academic writing by Mind Map: Types of academic writing

1. Descriptive

1.1. Simplest type. Provide information or facts like a summary, report or article.

2. Critical

2.1. Critical writing is common for research, postgraduate and advanced undergraduate writing.

2.1.1. It has all the features of persuasive writing. Critical writing requires you to consider at least two points of view, including your own. The kinds of instructions for critical writing include: 'critique', 'debate', 'disagree' and 'evaluate'.

3. Persuasive

3.1. It has all the features of analytical writing with the addition of your own point of view; an argument, recommendation, interpretation.

3.1.1. Kind of instructions for an a persuasive assignment include: 'argue', 'evaluate', 'discuss', and 'take a position'

4. Analytical

4.1. Includes descriptive writing, but requires to re-organize the information described. Write more analytical: brainstorm; organize your ideas and planning your text.

4.1.1. Make the structure of your paper clear. Build each section and paragraph around one of the analytical categories.