Rhetoric and Composition/Modes of Writing

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Overview[edit | edit source]

This section of the Wiki will investigate the several modes of writing. It will give helpful hints to instructors on what and how to teach these modes of writing with examples, past assignments, and prior exercises that helped fellow instructors effectively teach these modes.

Description[edit | edit source]

Description is the process by which a writer describes things he or she senses in order to evoke those same senses in the reader.

Narration[edit | edit source]

Narration is the act of telling a story in writing.

Exposition[edit | edit source]

Exposition is used to explain, describe, give information or inform.

Evaluation[edit | edit source]

Evaluation is a type of writing intended to critique a given subject according to a set of criteria.

Argumentation[edit | edit source]

Argumentation is meant to defend a certain point of view through writing.