Almost universally, good writing has these:
Defining the Standards
- Unity: All ideas contribute to a given topic and purpose.
- Coherence: All ideas are clearly expressed and logically connected.
- Support: All key points are adequately developed with relevant, helpful, and credible details.
In other words, good writing should be focused, organized, easy-to-follow, and convincing.
Specifically, what can we use to make our writing effective and strong? We can use specific writing strategies for each writing standards.
Using Writing Strategies for the Standards
- Concise introduction with a thesis.
- Topic sentence to begin each body paragraph.
- Conclusion that echoes intro.
Use these strategies to organize key points and details and to make them clear:
- Logical orders.
- Proper transitions.
- Key term repetition.
- Correct language use.
In principle, anything that is relevant, helpful and credible can be used to clarify and back up a key point. We just need to give enough such details for each key point.
So, let's focus on these key terms to qualify supporting details:
Understanding these can help you become a strong writer!