Types of Graduate Level Writing

Graduate school is likely to present students with types of writing assignments that they unfamiliar with. In MALS courses, professors will ask students to complete everything from annotated bibliographies to papers for symposia. The following handouts cover many of the types of assignments MALS professors will assign, and provide information about what is required for each assignment.*

Commonly Required Graduate School Writing Assignments

*In addition to seeking guidance from these handouts, students should always consult with their syllabus and/or assignment sheet for additional details regarding their professors’ expectations for any given assignment.