Academic tutorial: common types of writing forms

What are the different types of writing forms for students?

The common form of writing used by all students from middle school to college is essay.

Another common form of writing is the research paper.

The writing form commonly used by college students and graduates to receive their degree, Masters’ degree, and PhD degree is the dissertation.

What are the different essay writing forms?

The essay writing form can be done the following formats:

  1. Three paragraph form. (Introduction, Body, and Conclusion).
  2. Five paragraph form. (Introduction (one paragraph), Body (three paragraphs), and Conclusion (one paragraph)).

Here are the different types of essay writing forms:

  1. Persuasive.
  2. Argumentative.
  3. Opinion.
  4. Personal.
  5. Book Review.
  6. Short Story.

What are the different types of research papers that a student can write?

The general format for a research paper is as follows:

  1. Title Page
  2. Introduction
  3. Abstract
  4. Body
  5. Conclusion
  6. Bibliography
  7. List of references
  8. Appendix

Here are different types of research papers:

  1. Case study: where one conducts research and experiments to prove or disprove a hypothesis or thesis statement.
  2. Compare and contrast: where one does a comparison and contrast of two different topics. Then, determines which one is better.
  3. Argumentative: where the writer gives their viewpoint on the topic and discusses why it is the best one.
  4. Analytical: where the student analyzes a topic and chooses the best position on it.
  5. Cause and effect: this is usually used in science to prove or disprove a scientific method.
  6. Subject papers: normally done in English or History classes where student does paper on a particular subject or topic.

What are the different writing forms for a dissertation?

The general format for writing a dissertation is as follows:

  1. Title Page
  2. Introduction
  3. Abstract
  4. Body
  5. Results of study, tests, experiments
  6. Conclusion
  7. Methodology
  8. Terminology
  9. Bibliography
  10. List of references
  11. Appendix

The different types of dissertation writing forms:

  1. The dissertation that requires one to collect, evaluate, and research data is called empirical.
  2. The dissertation where the writer takes a certain position or stand on the selected topic is called non-empirical.
  3. The dissertation where the writer clearly states the methods, tests, and experiments used to prove or disprove the hypothesis is called a narrative. This type of dissertation writing form is normally used in the science field of study.

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