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Informative Writing. Types of Informative W riting. Immediate need Curiosity on a topic Thesis based New/surprising information presented Hooking audience key. Analyzing Informative Writing. Read the writings on pages 209-211 and discuss the questions on page 211.

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types of informative w riting
Types of Informative Writing
  • Immediate need
  • Curiosity on a topic
  • Thesis based
      • New/surprising information presented
      • Hooking audience key
analyzing informative writing
Analyzing Informative Writing
  • Read the writings on pages 209-211 and discuss the questions on page 211
basics of thesis based informative writing
Basics of Thesis-based Informative Writing
  • Writer has more expertise than reader
  • Information from various sources
      • Field research
      • Library/Internet research
      • Pre-existing expertise
      • Personal experience
rhetorical situation
Rhetorical Situation
  • Magazine article
      • General readership
      • Browsing

Reader must be hooked into the article!

surprising reversal
Surprising Reversal
  • Helps hook reader
  • Surprising less-informed, not everyone
  • Process:
        • What is the commonly held view?
        • What is the reality?
  • Whereas other scholars say X, Y, or Z, my research reveals Q.
writing the informative a rticle
Writing the Informative Article
  • What do you know more about than your friends?
  • What is the mistaken/common view?
  • What is the surprising view/reality?
questions to consider
Questions to Consider
  • What question does your essay address?
  • What is the common or popular answer to this question?
  • What supports this view?
  • What is your view?
  • What supports your view?