Ma. Martha Manette A. Madrid, Ed.D. Professor College of Teacher Education Panpacific University North Philippines Urdaneta City, Philippines
Effective WritingPreparations in WritingA. Topic1. Thinking out the topic.2. Taking a specific aspect of the topic.
Effective WritingB. Purpose1. Purpose and Disciplined Writing.2. Purposeless Writing and Its Kinds. Hodgepodge writing or failure to concentrate on one idea. Deadwood writing or failure to distinguish the relevant details from the irrelevant. Vague Writing or failure to concretize an idea through illustrations.
C. Unity1. Unity or oneness, the composition deals with only one thing.
D. Coherence1. Coherence requires the parts of the composition be related to one another. Patern of Arrangement 1. chronologic 6. specific examples 2. climactic 7. appropriate details 3. spacial 8. comparison and contrast 4. definition 9. deductive 5. cause and effect 10. inductive
E. Emphasis1. Emphasis requires that the important ideas stand out and the unimportant ones sink into the background.
Writing the CompositionA. The Introduction1. Jolting Statement2. Dramatic Scene3. Build-up Statement4. Impressionistic Description5. Stimulating Question
B. The Transitional Paragraphs1. Use of connectives2. Use of Linking Pronouns3. Use of an Echo Word4. Use of “bridge over the gap” paragraph
C. The Conclusion1. Summary2. Forecast3. Question4. Suggestion5. Quotation
Giving the Title1. Must be arresting.2. Stimulate people to read further.3. Depends upon the subject of the composition.4. Imaginative subjects call for fanciful titles; informative subjects call for descriptive titles.