The 6 traits of writing

By Jack Ossenkop


Awesome writing is clear and doesn't stray off topic very much. Also it must have a topic that interests you and the audience. Plus it is good to add some personal experiences, if it fits your assignment. Then keep it specific, so then the listeners can follow along easily.


Make sure your writing has a beginning, middle, and end. Have main ideas, topics and details. Main ideas are yellow, the topics and conclusion are green and the details are red.


Great writing reveals the writers voice and their special way of saying things. Speak in an loud voice that can be very exciting

word choice

Have strong words and specific nouns. Use a thesaurus to it's amazing what words you can get from one. Finally use exciting words because it is great to use words that will be exciting to your audience.

Sentence fluency

Combine short choppy sentences with longer sentences. Use different transitions and sentence beginnings.


If your writing is carefully edited then most likely it will be good. Edit with cops (capitalization, overall appearance, punctuation and spelling.)

Writing Process

Writing process

First brainstorming, brainstorming is where you write down your ideas and topic.

Prewriting is where you write down your t table and sentence strips.

Compose is where you write down your rough draft.

Evaluation is where you write down your number of sentences, first word, number of words and good words.

Revision are where you look for small errors like punctuation.

Editing is where you look for big errors like spelling this is also where you use cops.

Publishing is where your share your book with other people once your done.

Write tools

One of the write tools is a t table, a t table is a table that is divided in quarters so it looks like a t. It is used to create topic sentences, the four topic sentence types are declarative, number statement, question, and situation stance. Another that isn't really a write tool but you should put into your writing is transition words. They go into the sentence with your main idea as your first word. While were talking about main ideas we might as well talk about details sentences and topics. Details sentences are were you add details to your main idea; they usually go in the sentence right after your main idea. Then topics, they go very first they tell the reader what your writing is about. Finally the sentence that goes hand in hand with topics , conclusions, They are the very last sentence. They restate the topic but also tells the reader what you think about the topic, for an example, The emperor penguin is overall a fascinating species.