Strategies for Understanding Various Forms of Writing


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For which type of writing is it important to understand the writer's main argument, or thesis statement?

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1. A science textbook is best described as what type of writing?

2. When analyzing a narrative such as A Tale of Two Cities, what question would be most important to ask?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several writing styles, and this quiz will verify whether you understand the different methods for recognizing each specific style. Most of the quiz questions will provide you with a description of a particular type of writing, and you will have to identify the style of writing by the description.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Our evaluation tools let you measure what you know about:

  • A type of writing that focuses on the writer's main argument
  • The writing style used for scientific textbooks
  • An important question to ask when analyzing a narrative
  • A style of writing where readers should focus on the adjectives
  • The major question to ask for persuasive writing

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you improve the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about writing style characteristics in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding important questions to ask for persuasive writing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how to classify the type of writing style used for most science textbooks

Additional Learning

Discover even more facts about this topic with the related lesson, Strategies for Understanding Various Forms of Writing. After you double check answers to the quiz questions, read the rest of the lesson to learn about the following:

  • Examples of narrative and persuasive writing
  • 3 key questions to consider for expository writing
  • Connections between descriptive and expository writing