Academic Writing

Rhetorical Functions in Academic Writing: Tests

Narrating & reporting

Using the information given here, write a short history of the space age.

Writing instructions

Write instructions for something you know how to do.

Describing processes and developments

Using the information given here, describe the process of becoming a solicitor.


Write a description of the education system in your country. Explain about the different kinds of schools and how they are organised.

Comparing and contrasting

Compare the education systems in UK and your country. Explain about the similarities and differences.

Cause and effect

Explain how something works.

Write about something you feel strongly about. Anticipate the other point of view and explain why it is wrong.

Writing critically

Write a book review.