Academic writing is formal, logical, highly structured and rich in information. Within this global category, there are types of text which differ in terms of the intended readership, the purpose of the text, and the style.
Write a list of academic genres you are familiar with and think about how they differ in terms of readership, purpose and style:
(examples: textbooks, BA theses, dissertations, etc.)
If possible, discuss these differences with a fellow student.