6 Traits of Writing

Zachary Hartman

1 Ideas

The first trait is excellent writing has a clear message, purpose, or focus.

2 Organization

Effective writing has a clear beginning, middle, and end.

3 Voice

The best writing reveals the writers voice.

4 Word Choice

Good writing contains strong words, including specific nouns and verbs.

Sentence fluency

Effective writing flows smoothly from one sentence to a next.


be sure that punctuation, capitalization, spelling and grammar are correct.

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