You have used written sources of information to write an informative/explanatory essay about the legacy of Emmeline Pankhurst.
Use the following activity to review the steps for informative/explanatory writing.
Use the following information to review the characteristics of a well-written informative/explanatory writing.
Characteristics of a Well-Written Informative/Explanatory Essay
- An introductory paragraph that contains the central idea of your writing and an indication of the information that follows
- A logical organization understandable to the reader
- Use of domain specific vocabulary for the field of study you are writing about
- Solid support for your main points that can take the form of facts, examples, details, and/or quotations
- Transitional words that connect ideas between paragraphs
- A formal writing style that is objective, avoids contractions, slang or the use of "I" or "You"
- A concluding paragraph that restates the main points in your writing and brings the essay to a close
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