From the different examples examined above, we have seen that genre is defined by 3 basic features:
→ The organization and language
→ The audience
→ The purpose
In terms of language, the following aspects often point to specific genres:
There are many different genres common in different fields of study and subjects, but there is also some overlap which may cause confusion.
By looking at only one example of a genre is not enough to help you understand the conventions of that genre – you will need to look at several examples and practice. But with focus and conscious analysis of the genre you are trying to produce, you should be able to create a text that fits well within its genre.