Challenge summary

Summary: Applying writing types
1 – 2 hours
Linked to assessment

Being able to apply the correct writing type to different contexts and goals.

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web resources

Stimulus resources

  1. Lessons learned about the different types of writing during the matching activity.
  2. Take home message from the Youtube video.
  3. Knowledge acquired through your reading of Types of writing styles section from the About Writing: A Guide course available from Open Oregon Educational Resources.



Now we’ll see if you can write different texts by applying the characteristics of each writing types. The purpose of this learning challenge is to:

  • Practice writing for different purposes.
  • Test your understanding of the characteristics of each writing type.
  • Help you learn to recognise which type of writing is appropriate when you are given a topic.