Recommended ResourcesIn first-year writing, emphasis might be placed on getting students to be more critical thinkers, readers, and writers; to recognize the elements that inform rhetorical situations; to understand the importance of the writing process; and to practice the composing of formal written work in response to many sources. Second-year writing builds on the lessons learned in first-year writing, while possibly adding deeper analysis and critique through the development of arguments supported by evidence found during formal research. Given that many colleges/universities only require their students to take first-year writing, some instructors have chosen to introduce learning objectives from second-year writing to their students earlier. This overlap between the two means that a variety of genres can be taught in either course. Below are some possibilities. In no way is this list complete, but it does provide common writing assignment descriptions and examples/samples.Successful WritingThis resource is available as a PDF.Cause and EffectClassificationComparison and ContrastDefinitionDescriptionIllustrationNarrationPersuasionProcess AnalysisResearchWriting for SuccessThis is adapted from a work produced by a publisher who has requested that the original author not receive attribution. This adapted edition is produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing through the eLearning Support Initiative.Cause-and-Effect EssayClassification EssayCompare-and-Contrast EssayDefinition EssayDescriptive EssayIllustration EssayNarrative EssayPersuasive EssayProcess Analysis EssayWriting Unleashed by Sybil Priebe, Dana Anderson, and Ronda MarmanThis resource is available as a PDF and published by North Dakota State College of Science. ArgumentCause and EffectCompare and ContrastDefinitionDescriptionDivision and ClassificationEmailEssaysIllustrationLettersMemoirsNarrationProfilesProcess AnalysisResearchPurdue Online Writing LabMost students are familiar with this site due to its extensive use among English instructors.Annotated BibliographiesArgumentBook ReportsBook ReviewsDefinitionsExam EssaysExploratoryCover LettersResearch RésumésThe Process of Research Writing by Steven KrauseThis resource has Creative Commons Attribution, Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0.Annotated Bibliography
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