Lesson 1, Topic 1
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Imaginative texts are convincing, and appropriate to the topic and purpose

ryanrori December 28, 2020

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Our literate society demands that we read and write a wide range of texts. It is an observable fact that many of the texts we, as adult members of society, encounter everyday and need to deal with are non-fiction texts.

Expository/factual texts are convincing and well developed with respect to clearly articulated transactional purposes, using fully developed paragraphs and resulting in a unified text. 

An expository writing is meant to inform the reader. Expository Writing is just a fancy phrase for things like reports of information, essays, book reports, biographies, etc.

These are examples of expository writing:

Tell what happened when . . . 

Write a report on . . . 

Explain how to . . . 

Describe how to  for . . . 

Explain how to

Writing/signing on personal interests is convincing in terms of issues and concerns addressed.

Build your Writing Skills

Here are some ways you can strengthen your writing skills:

*   Read and write frequently. Read as much as you can from a variety of sources, including plays, essays, fiction, poetry, news stories, business writing and magazine features.

*   Practice writing in different formats and in as many real situations as possible. Write letters to the editor, or letters to a company requesting information. Writing e-mails is good practice, but realize that writing for business is usually more formal than an e-mail to a friend.

*   Share your writing with others and get feedback. Feedback helps you anticipate how readers might interpret your writing and what types of questions they might have. This can help you anticipate what a reader might want to know.

*   Become familiar with current issues in society and develop your own opinions on the issues. Think of arguments you would use to convince someone of your opinion. Taking speech and debate classes can help you think through issues and communicate them to others.

*   Learn to see writing as a process—brainstorming, planning, writing and then editing. This applies to all writing activities.

*   Strive for your writing to be well developed and well organised, using precise, clear and concise language.

*   Remember that everyone can improve writing skills. You might think others are more talented, but you know more than you think. Confidence and skill will grow with the more writing you do. Practice and work lead to achievement.

Text types

There are many types of text that have clearly identifiable purposes and predictable structures. Text types can be described according to the sequence and nature of the stages through which they develop and the grammar that is appropriate to each type. Many texts are a combination of text types.

Literature, for example, novel, short story, imaginative, feature film, fairy tale, picture story book, chapter, books, poetry, song, autobiography, drama, oral history.

Everyday texts, for example, formal letter, instruction, recipe, procedure.

Mass media, for example, documentary, advertisement, news report.

The narrative voice or register chosen is appropriate to context, purpose and audience. 

Refers to the point of view from which an author presents the action in a text. Except in narratives written or spoken in the first person, there can be multiple narrative voices within the one text.