What is Academic Writing?

There are many types of writing that fall under the academic-writing umbrella. Use the links below to learn about the various types of academic writing and the processes associated with producing effective writing.

Types of Academic Writing

Writing Processes

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Catherine Copley (File Cabinet, The Write Way)

Gary Goss (Language Games, reviewer)

Larry Greenberg (technical design)

Elaine Handley (Research Room, Grammar Workout, Punctuation Points)

Loretta Lussier (technical design assistant)

Lisa Mastrangelo (Essay Writing)

Bob Miner (Style Room)

Susan Oaks (Research Room, Grammar Workout, Punctuation Points, Essay Writing)

Alexandra Pickett (graphic design)

Jim Robinson (Writing Book Reviews)

Matthew Sanders (Essay Writing)

Herb Shapiro (reviewer)

Stephanie Thomas (technical design)

Joe Woods (Style Room)

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Need Assistance?

If you would like assistance with any type of writing assignment, learning coaches are available to assist you. Please contact Academic Support by emailing Academic.Support@sunyempire.edu.

Questions or feedback about SUNY Empire's Writing Support?

Contact us at Academic.Support@sunyempire.edu.