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Terms to Know
Argumentative Mode

Writing that takesĀ a clear position on a debatable question, and backs up claims with evidence and reasoning.

Descriptive Mode

Writing that provides details concerning a specific person, place, or thing.

Informative Mode

Writing designed to inform, describe, or explain.


Giving the reader the facts without offering an opinion about them.

Narrative Mode

Writing that is driven by a story.


The intended goal or value of a text.


Relating what the writer "gets out of" an experience.


A writer's attitude toward the subject, as conveyed through a piece of writing.