When it comes to writing, there are various types of writing for students and while some of these may be fairly obvious and simple, others are not and require more detail and knowledge than what students are used to. Some of these various types of writing for students are something that they are familiar with because they have had to do it since kindergarten or first grade. Other types of writing for students are relatively more advanced in nature and these are the ones that students need to familiarize themselves with.
One of the various types of writing for students is creative writing. This type of writing requires the student to use his or her own imagination to write a story, poem or such like to be able to explain and put what he/she is imagining or thinks of a topic in writing. So they may be given a topic that is about, say, Aliens or Dinosaurs, for example, and then, they would be required to write a story about these. They are to express their knowledge and imagination via this form of writing on paper.
Essay writing is another of the many types of writing for students. An essay may be about something factual, which students have been taught about or something fictitious, which they have an idea about. So, they may be required to write an essay on ‘Myself’ which is an example of a factual essay because the student explains himself through words and tells what he or she does or does not like and such like. This is more of an autobiography but a less mature version of it. Such writing is taught to students in their younger years and in lower classes.
Then, another of the various types of writing for students is academic writing. Academic writing, as the name suggests, has more to do with a course or a topic related to a course which the student would have to research upon and find material for from different sources. This material can be found online, in books, journals, articles or textbooks as well. The idea is to carry out thorough research and then, come up with a well-explained and thoroughly researched material regarding a topic. So supposedly someone may be required to write about ‘English in Japan’- they would have to be able to carry out research to be able to come up with a good academic piece.
Descriptive writing is also included in these types of writing for students. As the name of this form of writing suggests- it merely requires students to describe something or someone. The focus is more upon the description than conversations between characters. Mostly similes, metaphors and references are used to describe something or someone. A good example of these types of writing for students is Oscar Wilde’s ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ which is full of description and the focus on conversation is relatively less.
There are many other types of writing but these are just some examples.