Good writing includes precise and accurate word choices and well crafted sentences grammar and style: many writers would wish this one away, but for a piece of writing to be considered good (let alone great), it has to follow the rules of grammar (and break those rules only when there’s a good reason) style is also important in ensuring that a piece of writing is clear and consistent. Much of the writing appears to plod along and you can practically see the student mentally checking off each of the traits, to make sure the writing conforms to all seven sigh the damage done to the upper half of the learning curve is yet to be seen.
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Having the courage to speak up in writing is the #1 trait of good writers sales copy is written with courage on behalf of the client, but an article, blog post or book is written with my own courage. Assign each team one trait to be an expert about (pass out handout) have each team find a good examples and 1 non-example from the handout to illustrate the trait they are assigned. What is good writing this is not an easy question to answer many very different kinds of writing are considered good and for many different reasons there is no formula or program for writing well however, there are certain qualities that most examples of good writing share.
The following is a guide to successful writing both in the english department and other departments at calvin college the first portion of the document describes the characteristics of good writing while the second portion addresses moving from the fundamentals of writing to writing for specific academic disiciplines. While trying to figure out something i could do for this year’s best and brightest, i decided to list some of the qualities that make writing good writing the characteristics that make the best prose stick with us, that keep us reading or listening to a book or speech. The basic qualities of good writing most academics will probably agree on the fundamental qualities of good writing we may broadly agree that basic errors of grammar and mechanics must be avoided we may part ways, however, on whether a particular usage is incorrect.
But it's based on the same basic idea of using trait-based criteria to define good work for information on the official six traits in its most current incarnation, you should visit nwrel at wwwnwrelorg. All great writers are aware of the necessity of presentation, particularly technical writers who must include graphs, maps, and visual instructions along with their text presentation is key to a polished piece ready for publication for questions about 6+1 traits writing workshops contact mark workman jacqueline raphael manager.
Traits of good writing - presentation - new language arts classroom poster 12 x 18 poster on high quality heavy 80lb satin cover paper - durable and can stand up to all kinds of abuse and it won't pucker and wrinkle like others do. Good writing is much more than just correct writing it's writing that responds directly to the interests and needs of our readers (skynesher/getty images) good writing is the result of a lot of practice and hard work this fact should encourage you: it means that the ability to write well is not a.
In fact, good writing is much more than just correct writing it's writing that responds to the interests and needs of the readers and reflects the writer's personality and individuality basic characteristics of effective writing good writing has a clearly defined purpose.