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Types of Nonfiction - Chapter Summary
The lessons in this chapter dive into various forms of nonfiction. You'll go through examples of writing that constitute nonfiction and what distinguishes them while comparing literary and non-literary nonfiction. By the end of the chapter, you'll have bolstered your understanding of:
- Essays and diaries
- Biographical and autobiographical writing
- Informational texts
- Business documents and related written materials, such as procedures manuals
These lessons include both videos and transcripts of the material, allowing you to learn the way that suits you best. Those who opt for the videos can use the timeline feature to hop around central aspects of the lessons, while transcript readers will be able to spot key terms and topics by their bolded font. And if at any point you're feeling lost, you can always seek help from our professional instructors by accessing the 'teacher' or 'help' tab.
1. Literary Nonfiction: Essays, Diaries, Letters, & More
Watch this video lesson to explore the world of literary nonfiction. You will learn the similarities and differences between journals, diaries, memoirs and much more.
2. Literary Nonfiction: Biographies & Autobiographies
Literary nonfiction consists of many types of writing. Two of the most popular types are biographies and autobiographies. Watch this video lesson to learn more about these two types.
3. Informational Text: Editorials, Articles, Speeches & More
Informational nonfiction is a large category that includes various types of writing. Learn about two of those types, articles and speeches, in this video lesson.
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