Types of Writing

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Introduction

There exist different kinds of writing. The type of writing adopted by a writer depends on the audience and the purpose the written content is meant to achieve. Examples of writing include scholarly writing, Blog writing, report Writing, and Letters to the editor. The first section shall discuss these different types of writing and the target audience. It shall also give examples of the different types of writing discussed. The second section of the paper shall discuss the given Case study and the different targeted audiences.

  1. Scholarly Writing.

Scholarly writing is also known as academic writing; it adopts an original kind of writing. It requires skills to master the scholarly writing skills. Scholarly writing follows different kinds of editorial styles such as the APA and MLA styles of writing (Irvn, 2010). The style includes margins and page numbers, the title page, Citations and referencing, and Italics. This kind of writing aims at fulfilling a certain objective. It also has a clear thesis statement, it is organized, and the content is logically organized.

Scholarly writing is characterized by skills such as use of appropriate words in the right context. Others skills is the use of grammatically correct sentences, writing in clear and concise paragraphs. The last characteristic is the use of logical transition. For instance arranging the arguments from the main one to the least one or arranging them on how they relate to each other. In scholarly writing, one is supposed to write, as the audience is not familiar with the topic. There should therefore be no room for the audience to fill gaps in the content by themselves. The content should also be readable and understandable by others.

  1. Blog Writing

Blog content is usually targeted at a particular class of audience. There exist different kinds of blogs, for instance sports, cooking, fashion, and Relationships blogs just to mention a few. Blog writing takes the form of a personal journal. The main attribute of blog writing is that it is dynamic. It can therefore, be updated and allows the audience to communicate with the writer through the comment section. The blogger can also get in touch with his audience by commenting personally on their comments (Reid, 2011).

Nowadays blogs may contain many other elements, such as a display of recent posts, a plugin that automatically sends a new post details to twitter or Facebook, image galleries and the ability to turn the post into an easy to print document. Blogs are an effective way of passing messages to a large number of audiences in different parts of the world. The type of blog one decides to follow depends on the content they want.

  1. Report Writing.

We have all at some point or will at some point write a report. Reports are records of particular events. Reports are mainly written for record keeping, for follow up purposes, and evaluation purposes (Rudd, 2005). The report has to have a clear objective well-articulated at the beginning. The report written depends on the audience, for instance a business report is most of time targeted to stakeholders.

A report should be factual, that is the report should be based on facts and not ambiguities. The report should also be clear and easy to read. The organization structure of the report should be remarkable; the content should be arranged in a logical manner. A good report is straightforward, honest description. It contains no lies, no deception, no fluff. It is neat, readable, and to-the-point. It is well spaced, has titles and subtitles and is free of language errors.

  1. Letters to the Editor.

Letters to the Editor are usually formal kinds of writing. The tone can however before informal depending on the publication. This kind of writing expresses a complaint, gratitude, opinion, argument of giving information. Letters to the Editor is usually addressed to the editor. A letter published to the Editor of the New York Times is likely to adopt a formal content. Such letters always take a persuasive approach. The secret to writing good letters to the editor is to combine persuasive language with well-researched evidence. The letter should be short and concise; this enhances the chances of it being published.

Case study

Effective communication is an essential part of a smoothly running business organization. Communication involves the transmission of information from a source (or a number of sources) to receivers. The first communication is between the statewide committee members and students.

The statewide committee member will inform the students the importance of having a certain standard of education. He or she will then ask the students what they think about the improvement of the learning standards. The students then provide their suggestions on what areas they want improved.

The second set of communication is between the statewide committee member and the teachers. The teachers need to be informed of the changes that are likely to take place. They will be asked of their inputs and suggestions on how they feel about the changes.

The teachers also undergo a teaching phase where they learn about the new changes and information about the gifted learners. Special education matters are also discussed during the communication.

The third communication is between the statewide committee member and the parents. Parents are included into the communication because they are needed to help the students and learners transition. The parents are informed of the likely changes that will take place.

The parents have an opportunity to ask questions about what is required of them and how they can assist their children transition. They also inquire about the validity of the transition

 

Conclusion

The kind of writing adopted by a writer is depended on the audience the content intends to reach. Students and leaners use scholarly writing, people who intend to reach a particular audience use Blog writing, letters to the editor express opinions, and arguments, reports on the other hand target a particular issue offering a solution or stating a problem. The master of the characteristics of the each writing editorial style for effective communication.

Works Cited

Rudd, D. (2005). Report writing a guide to organization and style. University of Bolton.

Irvn, L. (2010). What Is “Academic” Writing? Writingspaces.org.

Whitaker, A. (2009). A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Academic Papers. City University of Seattle.

Reid, A. (2011). Why Blog? Searching for Writing on the Web. Writingspeces.org.

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