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.