What form will your story take?

Academic storytelling takes many forms, and you will create many types of stories during your program. Understanding the different forms your story may take will allow you to adapt your story to best fit the form. You’ll also meet the expectations of your audience while ensuring they can easily understand your story.

The three videos below offer a grounding in key formats for academic writing.

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Introduction to Academic Writing

This interactive video offers a comprehensive introduction to academic writing.

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Four types of essays

The Introduction to Academic Writing video describes four fundamental types of academic writing: personal or reflective writing; expository writing; argumentative or persuasive writing; analytical writing.
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Connecting Personal Experience and Research Literature

Learn how to connect personal experience and research literature through reflective writing. 

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Types of academic writing

This guide will help you explore the many types of writing students create during their programs at RRU, including essays, literature reviews, and presentations.

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