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Forms of Writing - Chapter Summary
This chapter dives into numerous forms of academic and creative writing, looking at their components as well as suggestions for performing them well. Related terms will also be defined and demonstrated. By the end of the chapter, you'll have reviewed topics such as technical writing, narrative essays, writing research papers, and all of the following:
- Informative, descriptive and argumentative essays
- Persuasive, evaluative, and expository essays
- Constructing a literary analysis
- Objective writing
- Poetry and prose
- Reading and writing for personal growth and expression
You'll be able to verify your understanding of each topic discussed through a practice quiz that you can take as many times as you like. These quick assessments will direct you right back to the relevant point of the lesson whenever you answer a question incorrectly, and they can also be printed as worksheets if you'd like to study away from the computer.
1. Narrative Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics
Essays come in many forms. In this lesson, you'll learn all about a narrative essay, from its basic definition to the key characteristics that make for an engaging and effective essay.
2. Descriptive Essay: Definition, Examples & Characteristics
A descriptive essay allows you to paint a picture for your reader in words. Watch this video to learn more about the techniques and elements that can help you fill the picture with lots of great details.
3. Informative Essay: Definition, Examples & Structure
There are many ways to inform your reader on a topic, from comparing and contrasting to providing a simple definition. Watch this lesson to learn about informative essays and how they educate readers through different formats.
4. Argumentative Essay: Definition, Format & Examples
Argumentative essays are kind of like superpowers: they allow you to get what you want using the superpower of persuasion. View this lesson and learn how to channel persuasion to write a good essay.
5. Components of Writing a Persuasive Essay
In this lesson, we will define persuasive writing, look at the different goals of a persuasive essay, and then discuss how to plan and develop a persuasive topic.
6. Evaluative Essay: Examples, Format & Characteristics
A good evaluative essay helps a writer present an opinion using criteria and evidence. Learn all about the evaluative essay and its components in this lesson.
7. Expository Essays: Types, Characteristics & Examples
The facts, just the facts: expository essays are not about giving an opinion or taking a side. In this lesson, we will learn about the different types of expository essays and check out a few examples.
8. How to Write a Research Paper
Ever struggle to write a research paper? Don't know where to begin? Watch this lesson to learn a simple, reliable method for writing a thorough research paper about a specific topic.
9. How to Write a Literary Analysis: Example & Development
This lesson explains how to write a literary analysis that examines one or two elements of a literary text. It lists the steps in the writing process that you will need to follow so that you can create a successful literary analysis of your own.
10. What is Technical Writing?
You might not be a doctor or an IT specialist, but you've probably had more experience with technical writing than you realize. Find out how when you explore the features of this specialized communication style in this lesson.
11. Objective Writing: Definition & Examples
Literally meaning 'uninfluenced by personal feelings in representing facts,' objective writing strives to do just that. This lesson will discuss the purpose of objective writing, as well as show you how to both identify and use it to your advantage, through examples and quizzing.
12. Learning How to Write Poetry
This lesson will explain the basics of poetry for any aspiring poets. We will discuss the key elements of poetry and how to decide on which type of each element to use depending on the subject.
13. What is Creative Writing? - Definition, Types & Examples
Also known as 'the art of making things up,' creative writing is a vital part of modern society. This lesson will explore what makes writing creative and use famous examples to show you what makes creative writing successful.
14. 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.
15. Writing for Self-Expression: Essays, Poems and Journals
In this lesson, we will discuss the different ways to write for self expression. We will also discuss how writing for self expression will naturally lead to writing in different patterns, including essays, poems and journals.
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