About Clarification Writing
no pixie dust required -- clarification writing is easy to master!
is clarification writing?
The purpose of clarification
writing is to explain. The writer informs an audience of a subject and
clarifies it. In the clarification mode, you must write as if your
audience knows very little to nothing about your subject.
elements do "4" clarification papers possess?
The author focuses on their
topic consistently and does not go off prompt.
The author gives two to
three reasons to support why they chose their topic.
Each reason has quality and
plentiful elaboration (elaborating details can be experiences,
The essay has a
"flow" to it -- it has a strategy that moves the paper
toward the conclusion.
is the basic layout of a clarification paper?
layout of a POV Paper is the same as a clarification Paper!*
1 - The INTRODUCTION. Writer states their topic and
two to three reasons to support the topic briefly. Sometimes a
"hook" sentence is used to grab the readers interest. (This
paragraph is usually 4 - 5 sentences long.)
#2 - The FIRST REASON. Transition word is used to
introduce the first reason - Initially, To begin with, For starters,
First of all. The writer states their first reason and then supports
it with 4-5 details. (This paragraph is usually 6-7 sentences long.)
#3 - The SECOND REASON. Transition word is used to
introduce the second reason - In addition, Secondly, Furthermore, To
continue. The writer states their second reason and then supports it
with 4-5 details. (This paragraph is usually 6-7 sentences long.)
#4 - The THIRD REASON. Transition word is used to
introduce the third reason - Last but not least, Finally, Most
importantly, Lastly. The writer states their second reason and then
supports it with 4-5 details. (This paragraph is usually 6-7 sentence
#5 - The CONCLUSION. Transition word is used to
introduce the conclusion - In conclusion, Obviously, All things
considered, Unquestionably, To summarize. The writer restates their
topic and two to three reasons a little differently than they did in the
first paragraph. Although very similar, good writers write the topic and
reasons with a different twist than in the introduction.
is an example of a clarification prompt?
There are four seasons -
fall, winter, spring, and summer. Choose your favorite season and explain
why it is your favorite.