strategies of development, sometimes called modes, are moves that writers make when constructing a piece of writing” Strategies of development can include exemplifying, narrating, describing, evaluating, defining, classifying, comparing-contrasting, and showing cause and effect. In in another composition I course, you may have written essays using those strategies. In this class you will continue to do so.
As a developing writer, it is important to continue employing and developing these modes to maximize the effect of your message. Think of a recent piece of writing, regardless of length, you produced at work or home, in which you used one or more of these calculated moves to achieve a desired effect.
For this post consider the following questions:
- What strategy or combination of strategies of development do you remember using?
- How or why did you choose the strategies of development?
- What effect did they produce on your audience?
- How do you know this effect was achieved?