Writing Analytically Chapter 9

Organization for Writing
Use to structure ideas

Writing Formats increase your Rhetorical Awareness :
How an audience’t attitudes and needs can affect the shape of your writing

Writing forms aren’t only …
protocols but also tools of invention.

2 functions of formats :
Rhetorical and Heuristic

Rhetorical Formats
Make communication within members of a community more efficient and easier.

Heuristic Formats
offer the writer the means of finding and exploring ideas ( walk you to conclusion)

Academic Writing in all disciplines are …
problem oriented

Format of Academic Writing
Problem
Experiment and Test
Report finding and data
Find conclusion and Interpret Results

3 Organizing Strategies
Climatic Order
Comparison/Contrast
Concessions and Refutations

Introductions
Why what I am saying matters

Bad Intros
Digression
Incoherence
Prejudgment

Digression
Include too much background

Incoherence
too much conclusion in intro

Prejudgment
Answered essay’s question already in intro

Good Intros
-Challenge a commonly help idea
-Begin with a Definition
-Lead with your 2nd best example
-Story or Narrative

Conclusions
The Final so what?

Bad Conclusions –
Redundancy
Raising a totally new point
Overstatement
Anticlimax

Anticlimax
Let readers down

Overstatement
want a grand conclusion, jump the gun

Redundancy
repeat intro