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Writing

Types of Writing

TermDefinition
Types of writing expository, persuasive, and narrative.
expository to explain
persuasive to persuade someone to see your point of view by stating a claim and supporting the argument with evidence, reasons, and logic.
narrative to tell a story using basic elements such as plot, characters, and setting.
sequential order shows the steps of a process
chronological order arranges events in the order in which they occur
cause and effect explains the relationship between issues, ideas, or events
compare/contrast explains similarities and differences
Essay requires an introduction, a body, and a conclusion
Author's Purpose to explain, inform, entertain, and persuade
Four basic steps in writing process prewriting, drafting, revising, and publishing.
Topic sentence summarizes the central idea and purpose of your writing in one sentence.
supporting details explanations, facts, ideas, or anything else that can help you make your point.
tone the writer's attitude toward the topic that comes through their writing
mood overall atmosphere or feeling of a piece of writing and how it affects reader
Created by: adarlington1 on 2014-05-01



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