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  1. Tone, Diction, Level of Language

  2. Diction • Choice of words • Think TAP (Thesis/topic, Audience, Purpose)

  3. Tone • Attitude of the writer towards the topic. • Angry, playful, happy, unhappy, nostalgic just about any adjective you can think of • Keep intended audience in mind

  4. Level of Language • Formal vs Informal • Slang and colloquial (casual words we speak) • Denotation (literal) meaning vs Connotation (emotional charge) • Gobbledygook – pretentious, arrogant, abstract, vague

  5. Audience • In a text, tell a friend about a car crash involving your parents’ new car. • Now, in a note tell your parents. • In a police report explain your side. • How did your diction change?