Different Situations Result in Different Forms of Writing

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There is something distinct about every piece of writing; it may be intended audience, the level of creativity or seriousness, content or the display of an opinion. When writing a paper it is important to note that the situation itself influences the style of writing in the piece. A different approach would be taken when writing pieces such as a resume or cover letter, a poster of an upcoming event and a newspaper editorial.

A resume is a document used by persons to present their background and skills, most often they are used to secure new employment. They contain key words that potential employers are looking for, make heavy use of active verbs, and displays content in a flattering manner. When writing a resume it should be done both formally and in Standard English because a certain level of respect has to be given to the employing authority. A resume itself can be considered a persuasive piece since the writer is basically trying to convince the employer as to why they should be given the desired position.

Secondly, a poster is any of printed paper designed to be attached to a wall or vertical surface. Typically posters include both textual and graphic elements. They are designed to be eye-catching and informative, since they give the venue and all the required details of the event. Posters may be informally written depending on the type of event and Standard English is not always required. This piece of writing usually uses catchy words and vivid descriptions in order to persuade the reader to attend the event.

Lastly, a newspaper editorial is an opinion piece contained at least three arguments, written by the senior editorial of the newspaper. This piece of writing is usually an issue that deals with our society. The opinion in the editorial must be backed up with facts and evidence to help substantiate one’s opinion, statistics can be used to help prove an argument. An editorial piece is seen to be strictly argumentative since the...
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