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Choosing a Genre and Structure March 28, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — AmiRizo @ 3:17 PM

Writing a Description

  • Know the difference between showing and telling your reader. Use a combination of both for pacing, priority, and space.
  • Think about all five senses (sigh, sound, taste, smell, and touch).
  • Avoid descriptive clichés.

Writing a Narrative

  • Open with an incident, build a climax, and end with action/comment/observation.
  • Provide your readers with background information.
  • Use dialogue!

Writing a Comparison and/or Contrast Project

  • Introduce what you will compare/contrast and what you will be demonstrating.
  • Explain how you chose the subjects you are comparing/contrasting.
  • Purposefully compare/contrast things with evidence.

Writing a Report

  • Convey information by answering who, what, where, when, how and why.
  • Write “plain”
  • Make sure all of your facts are 100% up to date, correct, and documented.

Writing a Response or Position Paper

  • Thoroughly read the text and use your own reaction and response.
  • Make connections with similar texts.
  • Using first person is recommended.

Preparing a Problem/Solution Project

  • Describe the problem by answering who, what, where, when, how and why.
  • Explain why it needs to be solved. What attempts have been made as well as failures?
  • Describe your solution and its advantages.

Writing a Rhetorical Analysis

  • Know the subject backwards and forwards.
  • Ethos, pathos, or logos?
  • Focus in a specific claim about the subject.
  • Give background information.
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