or covertly, consider these five universal factors as
necessary to cover in any informative writing. Informative
writing can be narrative or argumentative, but both require sources for evidence
and some forethought to link all of the author's concepts together.
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When writing -and
especially when speaking about any topic-
it is important to convey, either explicitly or implicitly the following information
to any reader:
good writing is a prelude to clear and clever speaking.)
- A:- explicit -- from explicate, to show.
- Unambiguously demonstrated
by the exact words; verbatim recall
- B:- implicit -- implied, clearly stated, inherent in the meaning.
- Understood generally
from context by reading between the lines, usually open to some range of personal
intelligible structure arises from the
Who | What | When | Where
- Who says this
and their level of authority is?
- What are they
saying and what is important about focusing on that?
- When did they
say it; in what period did it occur? For how long did it last?
- Where was this
being said, where are these authorities from, & where did these events occur?
- How do they say
it (voice, emphasis, tone) and how do they describe (narrative) events or
argue (present evidence) their case?
- Why should we pay
attention to you?
- What is the significance
of your point?
- How much evidence is
there for your interpretation?
- Who are the authorities
on the subject?
- Where is the critical
information to sustain the evidence for your beliefs?
- When was this matter
last taken seriously?
- Your suggestions and
remedy for this state of affairs should be clearly stated in the beginning
and restated more convincingly at the conclusion.
Narratives more about
Stick to your message.
Leave a distinct, lasting & persuasive impression on readers
The art of good writing takes practice.
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