Writing Modes


There are four basic modes of writing; Descriptive, Narrative, Expository, and Persuasive. There may be other categories such as creative, however we will focus on the basic forms.

See full size imageDescriptive Writing

Descriptive writing vividly portrays a person, place, or thing in such a way that the reader can visualize the topic and enter into the writer’s experience.

See full size imageNarrative Writing

Narrative writing tells a story or part of a story.

See full size imageExpository Writing

Expository writing seeks to inform, explain, clarify, define or instruct.

See full size imagePersuasive Writing

Persuasive writing intends to convince the reader of a stated opinion or belief.

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