APractical Guide to Writing
Spelling, sentence structure, and punctuation allow
both native English speakers and
(English as Second Language) students to communicate effectively. The communication
structure might be informal notes, assigned paragraphs, research papers, essays, or letters.
Professional writers extend this structure to create articles and books. These
various formats begin with the simple paragraph, and the rhetoric they represent is often
presented in the classic five-paragraph essay form.
but have some common ground. The basic structure of all writing is rhetoric, the art of argument or persuasion.
The variousstructures of the five-paragraph essay can vary,
have similar critical parts: introductions, main ideas, evidence, arguments,
Narration, description, and exposition are useful methods for communicating. Before we can create these structures, we
must choose the ideas we want to discuss. Our primary focus is the main idea, or thesis.
We can examine our ideas through
research, discussion, clustering,
, and many other
techniques. Eventually we will find our topic and focus on how we will deal with it. As we organize and develop our
papers, we will need to consider who our audience is and how we can make sure they hear our "voice."
Each person has a unique point of view.
Finding your own voice
is an important part
of writing. You have found
ingredients work together, the reader may be informed, inspired,
your writing voice when your readers understand your ideas and learn something about you in the process. Effective
transitions between the introduction, central paragraphs, and the conclusion of a paper will be the secret ingredient that
holds everything together. When all of th
to new insight, awareness, or perhaps a personal epiphany...
ese ingredients work together, the reader may be informed, inspired,or moved
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