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					                                  Writing Purposes
                                         and
                              Organizational Techniques
              PURPOSES
Writing Persuade
(taking a position when more
than one position is possible)




Writing to Entertain
Note: Most narrative writing
has "to entertain" as its
purpose to entertain (entertain is
not necessarily funny)


Writing to Inform/Tell/Explain/Define




Writing to Describe




Writing to Express/Reflect




Writing to Record Events

Technical Writing

Business Writing
                                    Writing Purposes
                                           and
                                Organizational Techniques




Note: In letter writing, there is
still a purpose--one of those
above.

Note: Recording ideas is a
pre-writing strategy--note-taking,
brainstorming, etc.
                                         Writing Purposes
                                                and
                                     Organizational Techniques
                        TEXT STRUCTURE/ORGANIZATIONAL PATTERNS


Classificatory: Advantages/Disadvantages + Writer's Position
Hierarchial (0rder of Importance): Writer's Position + Strongest Argument to Weakest Argument
Problem/ Writer's Solution
Enumeration (writer's position + reasons why or reasons why + writer's position)
Compare/Contrast + Writer's Position
Classificatory: Pro/Con + Writer's Position

Chronological
Compare/Contrast (Similarities/Differencs)




Process Steps (baking a cake)
Characteristics/Attitudes/Procudures (being a good friend)
Classificatory: Pro/Con
Classificatory: Advantages/Disadvantages
Chronological
Compare/Contrast
Attributes List (characteristics of something)
Cause/Effect or Effect Cause
Enumeration (reasons why)
Hierarchial: most important to least important)

Spatial (left to right; near to far)
Hierarchial: best to worst; most meaningful to least meaningful)
Chronological
Compare/Contrast
By Attributes (e.g., characteristics a good student)
Cause/Effect or Effect Cause


Chronological
Cause/Effect or Effect Cause (why I am sad)
By Attributes (of the topic/event)
Enumeration (reasons why)
Hierarchial: most important to least important
    Writing Purposes
           and
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                                 Writing Purposes
                                        and
                             Organizational Techniques
KINDS OF COMPOSITIONS   Grade Level Teach/Emphasis

				
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