Types of Non-Fiction Texts (Forms/Examples (Biographies, Memoirs,…
Types of Non-Fiction Texts
It provides clear information about a subject.
It is usually written in the present tense.
It is normally written in the third person.
It organises and links information clearly, often using subheadings, short paragraphs,
diagrams, photographs, maps, etc.
It is written about something that happened.
It may use a descriptive, story-like style
although it is factual.
It is written in the past tense.
It instructs the reader, giving clear guidance
about how to do something.
It will be ordered.
It can use bullet points, pictures and diagrams, to
make the information clear.
It will use imperative verbs (bossy verbs), which tell you what to do
for example "make","add" and "stick!".
It explains a subject and helps you to understand it more.
It uses the present tense.
It may use diagrams, pictures, maps and photographs.
It discusses an issue, considering all points of view.
It often uses a formal and impersonal style to seem balanced.
It uses connectives to connect points, for example "however", "but", "similarly"
It tries to convince you to do or agree with something.
It contains a mix of fact and opinion.
It may use repetition, "soundbites" and persuasive or emotive language.
It often seems to speak directly to the reader.
Non-fiction or nonfiction is content (sometimes, in the form of a story) whose creator, in good faith, assumes responsibility for the truth or accuracy of the events, people, or information presented.