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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.

Other types of academic writing

Please keep in mind that your instructor may have different expectations than those expressed in these resources. If you have any uncertainties regarding what's expected of your work, please speak with your instructor.

Annotated bibliography

Book review

  • Writing Book Reviews (The Writing Center, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; provides general information about writing a book review for an academic audience)
  • How to Write an Academic Book Review (Dr. Wendy Belcher; gives information and suggestions of how to approach writing a book review that the author intends to publish in a book or journal)

Case study or case study report

Conference poster: How to Design an Award-Winning Conference Poster (Tullio Rossi via LSE Impact Blog)

Conference presentation: Conference Presentations (Dr. Candace Hastings, Texas A&M University Writing Center; video and transcript available)

Lab report: Lab Reports (University of Waterloo)

Journal article: Publish Your Research

Research paper/project: Project Planner (SAGE Research Methods; requires RRU login)

Research proposal