Evan's English Smore Poster
Evan Wilch - Period 3
6 Traits of Writing
An idea is excellent writing that has a clear message, purpose, or focus.
You should always try a topic that interests you and fits your assignment.
Include details such as facts, stats, examples, and thoughts/feelings.
Some things you should always have in your writing are:
- Topic Sentence
- Main Ideas With Transitions
Writers should always speak in an engaging way that keeps the reader always wanting more.
Always SHOW rather than tell what you are thinking! ;)
Always combine short and choppy sentences into longer and smoother ones. Use a variety of sentence beginnings and lengths. Use simple, compound, and complex sentences.
Always use specific nouns and verbs and use exciting adverbs and adjectives.
Writers should use evaluation sheet to revise and edit using C.O.P.S.
The Writing Process
It involves you to think of what you'd want to write about.
For example, I would write about grapes.
You would have to learn more about grapes and as much about where they come from as possible. Brainstorming is just the first step of many.
Compose (Rough/First Draft)
Core 4 Topic Sentences (Green)
- Number Statements
Here are some transition words that you may or might have used:
also, another, equally important, finally, first, furthermore, however, in addition, in contrast, in fact, initially, next, one the one hand/on the other hand, and one.
Those are just some transition words.
Main Ideas (Yellow)
For instance, my subject would be grapes.
Some of my ideas would be:
culture, types, locations, uses of grapes.