We have a favorite saying here, "Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear," a broadly applicable adage that also applies to rowing. This month I want to leave you mostly with photos - words can be misleading, but these photos don't lie.
Note the posture, hand positions, layback angle, elbows, and head position of the athletes. In my observations, the styles of elite rowers have many more similarities than differences. Now that most of us are done racing, take some time to view photos and videos of the top rowers, recognize the similarities, come up with your own language to define what you see, and then do your best to emulate the best.