Student writing genres

Students come across a wide range of text types during their years at university. In some cases, these are simpler versions of conventional research papers, where the demands for aspects like novelty, significance, depth of analysis, and academic rigour and craftsmanship are lower than the standards in the research community.

In other cases, student writing falls into specific types of assignments. For examples of common genres in different disciplines, see

For guidance on some common student text types, see


LU students and staff:

AWELU cannot provide individual instructions or help. However, as we aim to expand AWELU, please let us know what student writing genres you would like to see covered here. Contact us at awelusol.luse

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