Generating Ideas for Writing for Publication. Narrowing the Focus Adapted from the work of Dr. Charles Whitaker, Professor of English, EKU. Unit of Study: Ancient Greece. Major Focus: A Window to the Distant Past -- Making Connections to the Present.
Narrowing the Focus
Adapted from the work of Dr. Charles Whitaker, Professor of English, EKU
A Window to the Distant Past --
Making Connections to the Present
A two part title helps identify a topic, narrow the focus, and reveal a writer’s purpose:
Ancient Myths: Why Are They So Fascinating For Us Today?
Do you know anyone who doesn’t enjoy a good story?
Read on to learn some important moral lessons that can help us today…
Legacies from Greek mythology that are common in our culture…
Many legendary heroes were celebrated for their bold exploits and favored by the gods, but some were not!
Major Focus: Relationships Among Populations and Ecosystems
Too Hot For Comfort: Some Cool Solutions
(Here’s what I found out about the change in the earth’s climate caused by greenhouse gases released by cars…
and some solutions that can help)
(Here’s what I’ve discovered about our environmental efforts…
and some suggestions for making improvements)
(Here’s what I found out about the two sides of the debate …
and here’s my opinion too)
(Here’s some information about the popularity of hybrid cars …
and some reasons for driving them)
(Here’s what I found out about the disappearance of Alaska’s glaciers…
and why that is important to us)
(Here’s my opinion about endorsing the Kyoto Treaty…
and I’m hoping you will agree!)
and other Money Matters
The Stock Market: Who in the World is Dow Jones?
(Here’s some information to solve this mystery…)
(Here are some important tips that can help us make wise investment decisions…)
(Some important facts about saving early…)
(The importance of establishing a good credit history)
(Here some facts about the importance of saving for the future)
(Here’s some important information about scholarships and reasons for academic investment…)
(Important information about credit or debit)
As a (personal connection to writing),
I am writing a (form: letter, article, editorial, other)
for (reader: school newspaper, etc.)
to develop my idea that (main idea, specific purpose in writing)
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