The 13 types of student writing that the BAWE (British Academic Written English Corpus) research has identified can be related to the five Primary Purposes as explained earlier.
|1. Demonstrating Knowledge and Understanding.|
|2. Building Research Skills.|
|3. Developing Powers of Independent Reasoning.|
|4. Writing for Oneself and Others.|
|5. Preparing for Professional Practice.|
Try Tasks 1, 2, 3 and 4 to familiarise yourself with this classification.
The purpose of these exercises is to familiarise you with the five Primary Purposes of academic writing and the 13 Genre Families associated with these Primary Purposes. We hope it will help you to select the most appropriate Genre Family for your writing task.
Further sections of this site will help you to write these texts, but the present purpose is simply to familiarise you with these Genre Families.