Style

Writing with style means that you are writing using your own personal voice. When someone else reads your writing, it should sound like you. Style also means that you include interesting word choices or phrasing to help add character to your writing. It is like leaving your own personal fingerprints on your work.

Use these strategies that we've discussed this year to help add style to your work:
  • Use interesting word choices
  • Include action verbs
  • Add figurative language
  • Include dialogue
  • Write sentences of different lengths
  • Include a variety of types of sentences (!, ?, .)

Here are some questions you can ask yourself to check the style of your writing:
  • Did I write using descriptive language?
  • Did I use a variety of different types of sentences?
  • Can you hear my voice in my writing?
  • Is my writing interesting to read?
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