‎6+1 Traits of Good Writing

Source: Education Northwest site, date indeterminate

The 6+1 Trait® Writing analytical model for assessing and teaching writing is made up of 6+1 key qualities that define strong writing. These are:

1. Ideas, the main message;
2. Organization, the internal structure of the piece;
3. Voice, the personal tone and flavor of the author’s message;
4. Word Choice, the vocabulary a writer chooses to convey meaning;
5. Sentence Fluency, the rhythm and flow of the language;
6. Conventions, the mechanical correctness; and
+1. Presentation, how the writing actually looks on the page.

Related resource: http://writing.pppst.com/6traits.html


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