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a day-by-day account revealing the writer's inner thoughts and feelings
a record of events that happened in the author's life
Personal Essay
a recreation of what happened to the author over a specific period of time and what the author learned from it; should leave the readers with something to think about
Personal Narrative
a recollection of what happened to the author in the past
Descriptive Writing
writes from a position of authority; uses vivid sensory and memory details to bring the subject to life; clarifies why it is important to author; people, places, or, things
Eyewitness Account
shares details on an event that the author has witnessed; wide range of sights, sounds, and smells; portrayed through many means- news story, traditional report, an account answering 5 W’s and 1 H, or a flow of sensory impressions
Profile of a Person
discuss a special part in a person’s life; must gather a deal of information about the person through interviewing, corresponding, reading, observing, and reflecting
Interview Report
based on facts and details gathered while interviewing; success depends on the ability to conduct an interview and shape the information into a meaningful report
Comparative Essay
- examine the similarities and differences between two or more subjects; subjects can come from any category but make sure they are from the same category and would be interesting to compare; purpose is to help readers better understand the similarities and differences between the subjects