When to use each writing type

Finding the right tool for the job

Consider the following questions:

  1. Do you believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to writing?
  2. Do you think different forms of writing use different types?
  3. Before writing, do you consider the purpose of what you’re about to write and ask yourself which type would best help you accomplish your goals?

Read Types of writing styles section from the About Writing: A Guide course available from Open Oregon Educational Resources, to read definitions of the four writing types with examples.