Four Types of Writing Students Should Know
Five Types of Writing - Depew Union Free School District
Writing is an important component of expressing your understandings within the Art Program. When you enter the Art Program, we expect that you will already be able to articulate your ideas critically, coherently articulate a specific point of view, and comprehend content and meanings. We also expect that you will be able to demonstrate some facility with written language, grammar, and spelling; develop complete and cohesive thoughts in written form, develop convincing arguments supported by adequate references, and have basic knowledge of MLA and APA formats. You will also be successful if you have the following kinds of knowledge: research methods, summarizing, revising and proofreading, writing to convey ideas, and techniques for making a written argument or critical analysis. Finally, we hope that you understand the specificities of different types of writings: formal and informal (such as notes, emails, texting, etc.) as well as what constitutes original ideas.
Teacher Guide to Different Types of Writing
For example, in organizing a novelist's personal papers, you may identify several large groups or series of materials, one of which you name the Literary File and another Scrapbooks. Within the Literary File you may arrange the materials by type of writing such that all the files relating to the novelist's books are grouped together, as are the files relating to the writer's short stories and articles. Depending on the size and significance of the groupings, you may consider these three categories ("Articles," "Books," and "Short stories and other writings") as subseries and identify them as such in the finding aid. These subseries or types of writings may be further arranged by title, date, or another organizing principle, with additional subheadings applied as needed to complete the classification. The varying specificity of the classification often reflects the quantity of material in the category; the more material there is, the more likely the need for subcategories. Each category and subcategory of description is a component. A finding aid may depict this nesting as follows: