Typically, most writing falls into one of these three categories:
These categories are not mutually exclusive—a lot of writing falls into two categories, or sometimes even all three.
For example, many great books are entertaining, persuasive, and educational. However, there’s usually one theme that is more dominant than the rest.
If you’re at an education company, then making your writing educational is the top priority. That doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be entertaining or persuasive—but it does mean that the main focus should be on educating your readers.
A high school in Pennsylvania apologized this week after a homework assignment went viral because of a math question that discussed sexual abuse.
The homework was a math puzzle featuring biographical facts about the poet Maya Angelou, who died in 2014. “Angelou was sexually abused by her mother’s _____ at age 8, which shaped her career choices and motivation for writing,” one of the questions read. The answer choices were “boyfriend,” “brother,” or “father.”