Undergraduate text types

Written academic genres that are typical for undergraduate level academic writing include a wide range of different text types. In some cases, these are somewhat simplified versions of conventional research papers, where the demands for aspects like novelty, significance, depth of analysis, comprehensiveness of literature review, and academic rigour and craftsmanship, are lowered compared to the standards in the research community.

In other cases, they are specific text types for different kinds of assignments commonly employed in a university setting. For some examples, click on the link below (scroll down to the bottom of the landing page):

In cases where the undergraduate level text emulates some version of a conventional research paper, the structure and rhetorical organisation of the latter can be followed. Click on the links below to read more about research articles, essays, and reviews.