Writing Modes: Click a mode for more information.
E
Expository


D
Descriptive

N
Narrative

A
Argumentative


Does your writing show...or tell?
Tell
vs.
Show
The idea began as a simple thought...

When information and experiences love each other very much, they touch each other in a special way and then your brain gets pregnant and an idea pops out. And that's where ideas come from. (Source: Isaac Marion, author of Warm Bodies)






Exposition


  • Narration
  • Description
        • 1. Good descriptive writing includes many vivid sensory details that
          paint a picture and appeals to all of the reader's senses of sight,
          hearing, touch, smell and taste when appropriate. Descriptive writing
          may also paint pictures of the feelings the person, place or thing
          invokes in the writer.

          2. Good descriptive writing often makes use of figurative language
          such as analogies, similes and metaphors to help paint the picture in
          the reader's mind.

          3. Good descriptive writing uses precise language. General
          adjectives, nouns, and passive verbs do not have a place in good
          descriptive writing. Use specific adjectives and nouns and strong
          action verbs to give life to the picture you are painting in the reader's
          mind.

          4. Good descriptive writing is organized. Some ways to organize
          descriptive writing include: chronological (time), spatial (location), and
          order of importance. When describing a person, you might begin with
          a physical description, followed by how that person thinks, feels and
          acts. (Source)



  • Argumentation