Ch 7: CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Types of Writing

About This Chapter

Review the different types of writing as well as the characteristics that make them different. To improve your reading comprehension and writing skills, use these lessons as you study for the CUNY Assessment Test in Writing.

CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Types of Writing - Chapter Summary

Through this chapter's series of short, engaging lesson videos, you will learn about the characteristics of the different types of writing. As you prepare for The City University of New York (CUNY) Assessment Test in Writing (CATW) use these lessons to improve your understanding of:

  • Characteristics and types of narrative writing
  • Types of informational writing
  • Personal essays and analytical essays
  • Personal growth as it relates to writing and reading
  • Reflective writing
  • Conveying experiences and targeting your audience
  • Rules of formal writing
  • Characteristics of styles of speech

These lessons are taught by or expert instructors, who are available to clear up any confusion you may have about any of these topics. By using the lesson quizzes, you can ensure that you're retaining the information. In the event that you have questions, submit them with the interactive feature.

CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Types of Writing Objectives

When you apply for admission to CUNY you may take the CAT instead of SAT, ACT and the N.Y. State Regents and still be considered for CUNY admission. Like the other college entrance exams, the CAT includes a number of subject-oriented subtests, including the CATW. The CATW is an essay exam that gives you 90 minutes to read a passage and write an essay in response to it. By improving your understanding of the different types of writing, this chapter should help you improve some of the skills you will use when interpreting the passage and writing a strong essay response.

9 Lessons in Chapter 7: CUNY Assessment Test in Writing: Types of Writing
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What is Narrative Writing? - Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

1. What is Narrative Writing? - Definition, Types, Characteristics & Examples

In this lesson, you'll learn what makes a piece of writing a narrative. Examples are also given to illustrate the specific types of narrative writing.

Informational Writing: Types & Samples

2. Informational Writing: Types & Samples

In this lesson, we will define informational writing, examine the purpose of this type of writing and explore the features of different kinds of informational texts.

Personal Essay: Definition, Format & Examples

3. Personal Essay: Definition, Format & Examples

How are you going to sell yourself? In this lesson, we will learn how to write the all-important personal essay and discover how it can improve your chances of getting into college or landing your dream job.

Reading and Writing for Personal Growth

4. Reading and Writing for Personal Growth

In this lesson, we will discuss how reading and writing can expand our world views by allowing us to see things from other perspectives and challenge our own viewpoints.

Reflective Writing: Definition & Examples

5. Reflective Writing: Definition & Examples

This lesson will define and explain ways in which reflective writing can enhance learning, as well as present examples of how to use reflective writing in day to day life.

Conveying Experiences, Events & Procedures in Writing

6. Conveying Experiences, Events & Procedures in Writing

Writing for various purposes requires various writing styles to be effective. This lesson will cover writing about experiences, events, and procedures.

Formal Writing: Definition, Rules & Examples

7. Formal Writing: Definition, Rules & Examples

This lesson discusses what formal writing is and when it is used. The lesson provides examples of how to apply formal writing rules such as stating a specific thesis, providing credible support, and writing with standard spelling and punctuation.

The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose

8. The Style of a Speech: Speaker, Audience & Purpose

When writing a speech, a writer should consider the speaker, audience and purpose of the speech. Each factor influences the overall style of the speech.

Target Audience: Definition, Types & Examples

9. Target Audience: Definition, Types & Examples

When we are writing, we need to understand who our audience will be. Knowing our target audience helps shape the tone of our words. In this lesson, we will both define and analyze how to choose a target audience.

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