When you hear of writing, what thought does come to your mind first? Writing can be different of course, and students are the first ones who should know almost all types of writing, because the big chances are they will often have a task to write something (an essay or a review for example).
This infographic provides you with basic information concerning the most popular and common types of writing you may need during your study.
Essays. You definitely know its structure, so, there is no need to describe it here (an introduction, a main part, and a conclusion). But what about types of essay? Yes, it can be different.
3 most popular essays types are admission (when you agree with a problem described), argumentative essay (when you disagree with points given and provide a reader with your own arguments as for a problem described), and narrative essay (when you just talk and summarize facts given).
Reviews. Well, there is nothing difficult with reviews. You probably read them many times, movies reviews for example. The most popular types of reviews are an article review and a book (or movie) review.
Structure is very simple here: it's just a descriptive text where you describe a book or an article shortly, and provide your reader with its main points.
Assignments. This type of papers is not difficult to write as well. A simple structure (an introduction, 3 body papragraphs, and conclusion) makes it easier for a writer to compose this paper.
Everything changes when it comes to dissertations. This is a very serious paper, and it's not as easy to write as many students think first.
It consists of proposals and 7 chapters (introduction, methodology, abstract, discussion, results, conclusion, and literature review).