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6+1 Trait Writing Guidelines Trait #1: IDEAS 5 points: This paper is clear and focused. It holds the reader's attention. Relevant anecdotes and details enrich the central theme . A. The topic is narrow and manageable. B. Relevant, telling, quality details give the reader important information that goes beyond the obvious or predictable. C. Reasonably accurate details are present to support the main ideas. D. The writer seems to be writing from knowledge or experience; the ideas are fresh and original. E. The reader’s questions are anticipated and answered. F. Insight—an understanding of life and a knack for picking out what is significant—is an indicator of high level performance, though not required. Trait #2: ORGANIZATION 5 points: The organization enhances and showcases the central idea or theme. Th eorder, structure, or presentation of information is compelling and moves the reader through the text. A. An inviting introduction draws the reader in; a satisfying conclusion leaves the reader with a sense of closure and resolution. B. Thoughtful transitions clearly show how ideas connect. C. Details seem to fit where they're placed; sequencing is logical and effective. D. Pacing is well controlled; the writer knows when to slow down and elaborate, and when to pick up the pace and move on. E. The title, if desired, is original and captures the central theme of the piece. F. The choice of structure matches the purpose and audience, with effective paragraph breaks.
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course WRT 114 taught by Professor Cullen during the Fall '09 term at Grand Valley State University.

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