6 Traits of Writing
Effective writing has a clear message, purpose, or focus. You need to choose a topic that interests you and fits your assignment. Include details such as facts, statistics, examples, and thoughts/feeling.
Effective writing has a clear beginning, middle, and end. The overall writing should be well organized and easy to follow. Your writing should have a topic (green), main idea (yellow), detail/tell me more (pink), and a conclusion sentence (green).
The best writing reveals the writers voice - his or her special way of saying something. Speak in an engaging way that keeps readers wanting more! Showing is better than telling.
Good writing contains strong words, including specific nouns and verbs. The words fit the audience and deliver a clear message. Use exciting adverbs and adjectives! If you need to use a thesaurus.
Effective writing flows smoothly from one sentence to the next. Sentences vary in lengths and begin in a variety of ways. Combine short, choppy sentences into longer, smoother ones. Use simple, compound, and complex sentences.
Good writing is edited to make sure it is easy to understand. The writing follows the rules for punctuation, grammar, and spelling. You should always edit using C.O.P.S. (Capitalization,
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