Kinds of Writing

According to John Bean in Engaging Ideas, the kinds of writing teacher’s should assign in a composition class are: “a mixture of professional and personal writing that can be achieved through three different categories of assignments:”

1.  “Non-graded exploratory writing:”  journals, freewrites ect.

2.  “Thesis-governed academic writing: analyses, arguments, research studies” ect.

3.  “Essays written in other styles and forms that stand against conventional academic writing:” autobiographical essays, literacy narratives, personal reflections, dialogues, magazine articles, short stories ect.

Works Cited

Bean, John C. Engaging Ideas. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2001.


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