Chapter 8 Pages 94-97
Reporting information takes many forms, ranging from newspaper articles and reports of experimental research and tables, charts, and simple lists of information. A lot of writing includes writing to reflect and or to persuade including report information on the select topic. The difference is the focus of the report topic and other informative kinds are on the subject, instead of the writer’s reflections and or, persuading the reader to take action or change their minds about it.
Components of informative writing
• Knowing where to find to find information and knowing how much you need is critical for reports.
• Organizing all your information and selecting what and what not to include.
• Breaking down a process into steps that you can describe in order to explain to others the information that you know.
• Explore all questions and problems that come about through your writing, often there are issues that leave you conflicted deal honestly with those conflicts.
Keys to informative writing
• Narrow your topic; limit your topic to something you can cover adequately.
• Make your title pop, think of a title that would entice readers to want to read more of your story.
• Keep your story almost excited and interesting, keep your readers wanting more.
• Make sure you define any key terms or concepts in your story that might be unfamiliar to your readers.
• Select your examples, details and illustrations very carefully. They could make your break your informative writing story.
• An objective tone and absence of bias help readers to believe the information is accurate and the writer is trustworthy.
• Document the sources you use to find information for your assignment.
• When ending your summary don’t just stop, leave your readers wondering, leave them with something to think about, such as an example, a key point, implications of information you’ve provided, a quotation, or a projection into the future.
• Use charts and graphs...