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Ch 5: Types of Nonfiction

About This Chapter

This chapter provides a review of the different types of nonfiction. You'll learn about various forms of writing that fall into nonfictional categories while exploring their characteristics.

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

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