Writing in Academic Genres
The genres covered in this subsection are ones commonly used in the academic community. For some of them, a broad consensus may exist as to how texts and text types within these genres are structured and used. For others, a large variation can be observed across disciplines.
In some cases, the term genre coincides with the term text type. However, the former could be seen as a kind of umbrella term for a communicative event, for which one or several more specific text types can be employed as the preferred vehicle of communication.