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Writing Genres and Samples

In university, writers must be prepared to write in a number of different genres, or categories of academic writing, each of which has its own purpose, requirements, and audience expectations. This section provides general information on genres common to academic writing, such as case studies, proposals, argumentative writing, book reviews, literature reviews and more.

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Updated April 12 2016 by Student & Academic Services

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