View Full Version : 4 Modes of Writing

Babie Lisa
Aug 17, 2006, 08:27 PM
1. Descriptive: You describe something.


* Sensory details

* Specific adjectives

* Analogies

2. Narrative: You tell a story.

You should:

* Use details that make the story come to life

* Develop characters

* Decide on the setting

* Organize your plot

3. Expository: You give information or explain something.

You can:

* Explain a process

* Show cause and effect

* Compare and contrast

* Provide a definition

* Write about your problem and its solution

4. Persuasive: You are trying to convince someone that you are right.

You need to:

* Choose a topic

* Develop your opinion

* Support your opinion