Create an organizational structure for writing that groups information logically (e.g., cause/effect, compare/contrast, descriptions and examples) to support paragraph focus.
Provide a clear introduction, previewing information to follow and summarizing stated focus.
Develop the topic (e.g., add additional information related to the topic) with relevant, well-chosen 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, voice should be active versus passive).
Present claims and findings, emphasizing salient points in a coherent manner with relevant evidence.
Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
Report on a topic with a logical sequence of ideas, appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details that support the main ideas.