Everyone has their own unique style of writing to convey their thoughts and ideas to others. Learning the differences between writing styles is important because it will affect how materials are presented in various settings such as school, work and business emails.

  • Narrative Style – This style is used when you are writing short stories, poetry, novels, and other such materials, and can consist of both formal and informal content, depending upon the characters and story development.
  • Descriptive Style – When writing using the descriptive style, you provide specific details about the topic, such as an event or new product. The author should not only attempt to provide facts, but also incorporate sensory words the reader can related to, to help them form a mental image of what is being described.
  • Argumentative and Expository Style – This writing style is where the author writes based upon a specific subject, yet remains objective by leaving out their own personal feelings and opinions about the subject matter.
  • Persuasive Style – Writers who want to persuade others to their point of view use this style. It allows the author to justify their feelings and opinions about a particular subject, and convince readers in the process.

It is important to consider your audience before choosing a writing style and the message you want to deliver. For instance, if you are writing for business purposes, the style you select might require a more professional and formal tone.

If you are learning English as a second language, and want to improve your writing skills, you should consider enrolling in an ESL program. To learn more about current programs, please feel free to contact Computer Systems Institute now by phoning 1-847-967-5030 to schedule an appointment with a representative.