There are many reasons why you may write, but there are only four types of writing:
Expository – Essay that requires the student to investigate an idea, evaluate evidence, expound on the idea, and set forth an argument concerning that idea in a clear and concise manner.
Descriptive – The primary purpose of descriptive writing is to describe a person, place or thing in such a way that a picture is formed in the reader’s mind. Capturing an event through descriptive writing involves paying close attention to the details by using all of your five senses.
Persuasive – Convince readers to believe in an idea or opinion and to do an action. Many writings such as criticisms, reviews, reaction papers, editorials, proposals, advertisements, and brochures use different ways of persuasion to influence readers.
Narrative – Has a story, characters, conflict, and other essential parts of a story.
What type of writing style does the book you’re currently reading fall into?
What type of writing style does the majority of your consumed information seem to fall into?