Ch 12: Types of Writing & Speeches

About This Chapter

Watch entertaining video lessons in this chapter to quickly strengthen your knowledge of various types of writing and speeches. Our multiple-choice quizzes and chapter exam can ensure you have a quality understanding and are ready to excel on a future test.

Types of Writing & Speeches - Chapter Summary

Our instructors make studying different types of writing and speeches easy. By exploring our engaging lessons, you will get reacquainted with writing style, narrative poems, how to write well and other related topics. After completing this chapter, you will be prepared to do the following:

  • Define and share examples of persuasive text
  • Structure an argument in an essay
  • List types of informational writing
  • Differentiate between types of speeches
  • Share the definitions of expository and descriptive writing
  • Discuss the characteristics of narrative writing

This chapter's lessons are available as short videos that average 8 minutes each and full transcripts you can read online or print to study at a later time. Feel free to utilize one or both formats based on your study preferences. If you'd like to check your understanding of the lessons, be sure to take our mini quizzes and broader practice exam. The Dashboard keeps track of your progress and makes it easy to submit any questions you have about specific lesson topics to our experts.

11 Lessons in Chapter 12: Types of Writing & Speeches
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
What is Writing Style? - Types & Examples

1. What is Writing Style? - Types & Examples

What is writing style? Many people struggle to answer this question, because the answer can be vague. By evaluating several main types of writing and examples of each, we will try to answer this elusive question.

What is Persuasive Text? - Definition & Examples

2. What is Persuasive Text? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will teach you how to identify all components of persuasive writing. You'll learn more about informational texts and test your understanding through a brief quiz.

How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

3. How to Structure an Argument in Your Essay

When you write a persuasive essay, it's important to think about how you'll construct your argument, from how you'll arrange your major points to how and where you'll refute opposing views. This video covers some of the basics for structuring an argument.

Informational Writing: Types & Samples

4. 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.

Types of Speeches: Informative, Persuasive, and Special Occasion

5. Types of Speeches: Informative, Persuasive, and Special Occasion

There are essentially three types of speeches public speakers use to influence their audience. In this lesson, we'll look at those three types of speeches and how each serves a different purpose.

What is Expository Writing? - Definition & Examples

6. What is Expository Writing? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will assist you in identifying and understanding the major components of expository writing. Learn more about expository writing and see some common examples. Then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Descriptive Writing: Definition, Techniques & Examples

7. Descriptive Writing: Definition, Techniques & Examples

This lesson will assist you in identifying descriptive writing found in literature and ways you can apply it in your own writing. Learn more about literary style and test your understanding through a quiz.

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

8. 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.

Narrative Poems: Types & Examples

9. Narrative Poems: Types & Examples

Some of history's most famous heroes have been immortalized in narrative poetry: King Arthur, Odysseus, and even Jed Clampett. From Homer to Chaucer to Poe to The Beverly Hillbillies, narrative poetry has been used to preserve some of the world's greatest stories.

How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good?

10. How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good?

From great ideas to great execution, learn what makes writing 'good' and how to transform your writing from 'okay' to accomplished through the use of specific examples, great ideas, and organization.

How to Write a Persuasive Product Advertisement

11. How to Write a Persuasive Product Advertisement

In this lesson, you will learn how to write a persuasive product advertisement using the AIDA principle, and how supporting evidence will assist you in persuading your reader.

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