Today we will learn the basics of “Writing to Inform”
You go to the doctor My throat feels scratchy and my head hurts DESCRIBING (Subjective, Opinion) You have a cold INFORMING (Objective,Factual) Colds are caused by viruses. This is how people feel when they have a cold EXPLAINING (Factual, Detailed)
Writing to Inform refers to explaining or informing the reader about facts It answers basic questions such as ___, ___,___,____,____,_____,____
Should be: 1.Accurate 2. Logical 3. Objective 4. Without Personal Opinion
TAP TaskAudiencePurpose What are you being asked to produce Who are you writing for Why are you producing the writing
Focused and significant thesis Adequate Information Logical series of main points
The largest animal ever to live on earth is the blue whale. They can grow this large because seawater can support their tremendous weight. Once whalers in the Antarctic caught a 108 foot long blue whale. In modern times, blue whales can reach 150 tons. To maintain its size, a blue whale will eat up to four tons of krill per day. Who– WhalersWhen- Ever modern times What- AnimalsWhy- seawater Where- EarthHow- eat up to 4 tons of krill per day
Write a report for the local newspaper The title of the report is “Under Armour- its history and involvement in the community. ” Please note: The Newspaper you are writing for know nothing about the company. Nothing.