How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good?


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When writing, what should you consider to be most important so that your essay is free from distractions?

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1. One of the things that is NOT important when it comes to writing well is _____

2. If you can't come up with an original idea while writing an essay _____

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of features of good writing. Some topics you'll be assessed on include specificity and important aspects of writing well.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The meaning of distractions within your writing
  • How to write well if you're having trouble coming up with an original idea
  • The definition of 'unity of content and form'
  • The importance of being specific in your writing

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on features of good writing
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about what makes writing 'good' in a different light
  • Making connections - understand how the idea of unity applies to writing

Additional Learning

To learn more about writing, review the accompanying lesson titled How to Write Well: What Makes Writing Good? This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Recognize that great writing starts with strong ideas
  • Know the significance of including specific and concrete examples in your writing
  • Understand the importance of organization and clarity in your writing
  • Review how to use style and voice in making good writing