Organize ideas, concepts and information (e.g., using definition, classification, comparison/contrast, cause/effect).
Provide an introduction that includes context/background information establishing a central idea or focus about a topic.
Develop the topic (add additional information related to the topic) with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations or other information and examples.
Include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables) and multimedia when useful to promote reading understanding.
Use transitional words, phrases and clauses that connect ideas and create cohesion within writing.
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and summarizes the information presented.