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Writing Domains

Characteristics of Effective Writing

Focus The single controlling point made with an awareness of task (mode) about a specific topic
Content The presence of ideas developed through facts, examples, anecdotes, details, opinions, statistics, reasons, and/or explanations
Organization The order developed and sustained within and across paragraphs using transitional devices and including introduction and conclusion
Style The choice, use and arrangement of words and sentence structures that create tone and voice
Conventions Grammar, mechanics, spelling, usage and sentence formation
The prompt asks for me to write about the book that I was most surprised that I enjoyed. I wrote about my favorite book. Mrs. Herman said that I needed to work on my _______. focus
Mrs. Herman asked our class to edit our partner's paper. She was asking us to correct each others __________. conventions
My reciting voice sometimes kicks in when I am reading my history book because of the writer's ______. Whereas, I can totally hear the narrator's or character's voice when reading Twilight. style
My essay lacked ______. Therefore, I needed to add more evidence and explanation. content
I forgot to include an introduction in my essay, and my ideas didn't have connect to each other. When revising, I was sure to improve these problems to create better _______. organization
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