Organize ideas, concepts and information (using definition, classification, comparison/contrast and cause/effect).
Introduce a topic clearly, previewing information to follow and summarizing stated focus.
Develop the topic (add additional information related to the topic) with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations or other information and examples.
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.
Maintain a consistent style and voice throughout writing (e.g., third person for formal style, accurate and efficient word choice, sentence fluency and voice should be active versus passive).
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information presented.
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a coherent manner with pertinent descriptions, facts, details and examples.
Report on a topic, with a logical sequence of ideas, appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details that support the main ideas.