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What is Writing?

What is Writing: Definition for writing

Writing is a complex process that allow a writer to explore thought and ideas and make them visible and concrete. Writing encourages thinking and learning for it’s motivate communication makes or available for reflection. When thought is written down, ideas can be examined, reconsider, added to rearrange and changed.

Definition for writing:
Wikipedia, “Writing is the representation of language in a textual medium through the use of a set of signs or symbols.”
World’s Writing Systems, “a system of more or less permanent marks used to represent an utterance in such a way that it can be recovered more or less exactly without the intervention of the utterer.”
A set of visible or tactile signs used to represent units of language in a systematic way, with the purpose of recording messages which can be retrieved by everyone who knows the language in question and the rules by virtue of which its units are encoded in the writing system.
So we can say that, Writing is a method of representing language in a textual medium through the use of a set of signs or symbols. Writing systems use sets of symbols to represent the sounds of speech, and may also have symbols for such things as punctuation and numerals.
Types of writing:
Writing is seven different types, and themes are as follows,
i. Cause / effect essay
ii. Comparison / Contrast essay. 
iii. Definition essay
iv. Description / Descriptive essay
v. Narration / Narrative essay
vi. Persuasive essay
vii.  Process analysis essay.

1. Cause / effect essay: Writing about meaningful relation between events and there results. A cause is what may and even happened as a result of that event.

 – Characteristic of good Cause / effect essay:
  •  Clearly distinguishes between a cause and an effect.
  • Establishes a clear thesis statement.
  • Presents Information in an effective order.
2. Comparison / Contrast essay: When we write about similarity or differences we are writing comparison or contrast essay.
Characteristic of good comparison / contrast essay:
  •  Usages subject that have enough to common to be compared and or contrast.
  • Search a purpose either to help readers make a decision or understand the subject been compared and/or contrasted.
  • Presents several important parallel point of comparison or contrast.
  • Arranges points in a logical organization.

3. Definition essay: The writing that tells what something means.

Characteristic of good Definition essay:

  • Page readers what terms or concept is being define.
  • Present a clear and precise basic definition.
  • Usage examples to show what the writers means.
  • Usages words and examples that readers will understand.
4. Description / Descriptive essay: When we are write a description essay we are painting a picture with word.
Characteristic of description or descriptive essay:
  • Creates a main impration and overall effect felling or image about the topic.
  • Usage concrete specific details to support the main impration.
  • Usages details that appeal to the five seances, sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch.
5. Narration / Narrative essay: A Narration essay is a writing that tells a story.
Characteristic of Narration or Narrative essay:
a.    Includes Specific details to make the incident come alive to the reader.
b.  Focuses on recreating and incident that happen to us over a short period of time. (Usually an emotional experience)
c.  Conveys a particular mood or filling. Do we want to surprise our reader, make them laugh; have them share in our sorrow or fair?
6. Persuasive essay: In persuasive essay we are writing to convince other by presenting solid supported arguments.
Characteristic of a persuasive essay:
a. Test a strong and definite position on an issue or advises a particular action.
b. Gives logical reason and supporting evidence to define the opposition and recommended action.
c. Considers opposites views.
d. Has enthusiasm and energy from start of point.

 

7. Process analysis essay: In process analysis essay we write to explain how to do something or how something works.

Characteristic of process analysis essay:
a. Either helps readers perform the steps themselves or help them understand how something works.
b. Presents the essential steps in a process.
c. Explain steps in details.

d. Present steps in logical order. (Usually time order chronologically.)

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Md. Ashikuzzaman

Work at North South University Library, Bangladesh.

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