Writing With Purpose Worksheets To Print:
It's a Hoax! - Write an article
as if you were the first person to see Nessy. Imagine the article that accompanied this famous photograph.
Write the lead and the first few paragraphs below
Write a Bio Poem - Write a
Bio poem for a person of historic value. You do not have to follow the format exactly, you
may play with it a little as in the sample poem.
Write Your Congressman!
- See if you can sway their opinion towards that of your own. . Think of something that your home town needs. A supermarket? A highway?
Computers in your schools? A safe playground?
Using Propaganda - Are
your persuasion skills up to snuff? Practice your persuasive writing skills by using one of the techniques of propaganda.
Write a 5-minute Speech -
You were selected as a representative of your class to talk to the
PTA. Pretend you have been selected to represent your class at the
next Parent Teacher Association meeting. You will have to speak to the group for five
minutes about what your class has been doing.
Write a Bio Poem
- In the space, try writing a bio poem about yourself. Follow the
Tell a Tall Tale
- Think about something that happened to you. Write the story, exaggerating
what happened so that it becomes a tall tale.
- Demonstrate that you understand the difference between formal
and informal e-mail.
- Read the poem. Then write a poem of your own in free verse. The poem is called, "The Bookshelf".
Propaganda - Choose something that you want to convince your
readers to do: believe a certain thing, vote a certain way, or buy
a certain product, etc.
- Write an essay explaining how to do something. It could be something
that you cook, it could be a craft, or a particular skill.
Checklist - Write a short story. Use the picture provided for
inspiration, or think of your own idea. Establish a point of view
and a setting.
- Different countries and cultures sometimes have customs that can
seem strange to an outsider.
Compare and Contrast
- Compare and contrast two military conflicts in American History. Choose the best
organizational pattern for your essay, and include a thesis statement, supporting
details, and introductory, body, and concluding paragraphs.
Literature - Write an essay about the book you have just read. Write about your interpretation of the central message of the
story, or about the larger significance of one of the characters in the story beyond the story itself.
How to Write for Purpose
No writer writes without a purpose. All good authors and writers have a specific purpose in mind. The purpose is important because it plays a huge role in defining the significance of your writing. Here are the three common purposes that writers write for.
This is the purpose to inform others. You can write for this purpose to give knowledge to other people regarding something specific. The informative purpose of writing contains a body of text that is accurate in facts. You cannot add information from your own. You cannot also disguise your own opinions as facts. You have to mention clear and accurate facts and figures. You will also have to give citations for the sources that you have used. Informative writing is organized, composed, and clear. Essays, research papers, and reports are all forms of informative writing.
Another purpose to write is to persuade. This type of writing is written to persuade readers regarding a topic. The main goal of the writer is to change the minds of readers. If he cannot do that, then at least make them question their own set of beliefs. Persuasion writing does contain opinions but they are organized in a professional tone. Essays, research papers, and reports can be written to persuade.
Another purpose that you can write for is to entertain. This type of writing is mostly included in the literature. It is used to uplift the mood of the reader. Literary writing can have a personal tone and style. The writer can write as he/she likes but they have to maintain ethics. It is not written in the composition style. Novels, plays, and poems are all part of the literary writing that is written to entertain.
How to Write For Specific Audiences
Every written piece is written for some specific audience. The author keeps in mind the needs of the audience when writing. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you are writing for specific audiences.
Know Your Audience
Knowing your audience is very important. This is because without knowing their perspective, you won't be able to produce a compelling piece for them. You should know what your target audience desires in text. You should be aware of how to keep their attention grabbed throughout the text. You will also be able to structure your work better after doing research on your audience. It will let you know how to organize the data that would be easily comprehended by your target audience.
Create A Connection
Your written piece can truly stand out if you can create a connection with your audience. For that, you will have to discover some of their daily common frustrations. This will help you in creating solutions for them. These solutions will create a connection between you and your audience.
Another tip is to be as informative as you can. Your audience is probably looking for ways to educate themselves. Be resourceful, and help them with that. You can mention the information regarding the topic that could be helpful for them in their daily lives.
You can share your own personal stories and experiences to create a persona of your writing. Your personal experience will create a deeper connection between you and your audience.
It is best to avoid grammatical and spelling mistakes when you are writing for a specific audience. This is because it can cause confusion and a hindrance in understanding the sentences clearly.