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Types of academic writing

Learn more about the different types of academic writing students often create during their programs at RRU, such as essays and literature reviews.

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Introduction to academic writing

This video takes a typically Western approach to introduce you to academic writing. For an explanation of academic writing that is rooted in Coast Salish Indigenous Knowledge, please visit the Four Feathers Writing Guide.

The video will start automatically in browsers where autoplay of audio is enabled. If the video doesn't immediately begin, click the pause button and then click play. While the video is playing, click "Outline" to navigate through the presentation or "Notes" to see the transcript. If you would like to return to specific sections of the video, please see below:

  1. Introduction (0:48 min )
  2. Qualities of Academic Writing (8:02 mins )
  3. Four Types of Academic Writing (4:31 mins )
  4. What is Critical Thinking and How Can It Be Demonstrated? (7:18 mins )
  5. Creating a Document Plan (14:34 mins )
  6. Conclusion (Review, provide feedback on the presentation, and contact the Writing Centre 1:59 mins )

Click on Introduction to Academic Writing (PowerPoint) if you would like the slides from the video; the transcript is available via the slide notes.