The writer explains an event, experience, or series of steps in the order in which they actually occurred
Classification and Definition
Used to explain and describe a thing or concept and how it looks, acts, and fits in among members of a group.
An essay or article that gives an opinion about a timely or important topic
A statement that can be proved
A statement that reflects a writer’s beliefs. I t cannot be proved, but should be supported with strong, compelling facts and details
A series of questions and answers between two or more people. The purpose is an exchange information about a given topic.
The opening paragraph or paragraphs of a newspaper, magazine, or Internet article. The lead establishes what the article is about and often answers the important questions: who, what where, when, and why
The central idea in a piece of writing.
It is the point that the author wants you to remember most. Sometimes it’s stated directly; other times you have to make inferences about it
Problem and Solution
The author identifies and describes a problem and then offers one or more possible solutions.