Specific Noun: a word which conveys a specific person place or thing.

Active Verb: a word which conveys a specific action.

State of Being Verb: a word which conveys a state of being. A state of being verb is sometimes called a "linking verb" or a "helping verb" because it is sometimes used to link the subject of a sentence with a predicate. For more information, click here.

Descriptive Adjective: a word which describes a noun

Purpose: the reasons which motivate a writer to write (why we write)

Audience: the person or group of people to whom a writer is writing (to whom we write)

Content: The ideas and information included in a piece of writing (what we are writing about)

Form: the words and structures a writer uses to organize their ideas (how we write)

Lexicon: the specific vocabulary of an individual or group of people, as opposed to all of the available words of a language or languages (your brain's dictionary)

Drafting: the continual process of outlining, composing and revising a piece writing

Formatting: following an organizational template of writing

Publishing: communicating a piece of writing to a person or group of people

Word: a small, single unit of meaningful letters or speech

Adverbs: Words which modify verbs, adjectives and other adverbs.

Formula: Adjective + ly = Adverbs

Adjectives: Words which modify a noun.