chart for modes, methods and patterns

chart for modes, methods and patterns - or issues and the...

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MODES OF DISCOURSE Expository – to teach, to inform, to explain Narrative – to tell a story Persuasive – to convince the reader to adopt the writer’s point of view Descriptive – shows what something or someone looks like or feels like. Relies on sensory details (5 senses) METHODS OF DEVELOPMENT Facts and Statistics – a fact is a piece of objective information. It is verifiable. Statistics are data in the form of numbers. an example supports the main idea by pointing out a typical or concrete instance. An illustration is a longer, extended example. Process – steps in chronological order Directive – steps to perform a task Informative – describes the phenomenon (how something works how it developed, etc.) comparison shows similarities and contrast shows differences. – finding reasons to explain problems
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Unformatted text preview: or issues and the consequences that result. Classification – divide into groups and explain each group. Definition – the meaning of a term Analogy – imaginative comparison between 2 unlike topics - an extended metaphor. PATTERNS OF ORGANIZATION Chronological – the order in which events happen. This is used to tell a story, to relate to an incident, to recount an historical event, or to describe the steps in a process Spatial – the arrangement of objects in an environment. It is used in descriptive writing. It allows the reader to visualize the scene Deductive – the paragraph begins with the main idea and then reinforced by specific supporting sentences. (general to specific) Inductive – a series of specific observations or supporting statements lead to a main idea (the opposite of deductive)...
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2012 for the course RDG 091 taught by Professor Chaloka during the Spring '09 term at Moraine Valley Community College.

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