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Composition Writing

In this article, we will be learning about composition writing. There are several techniques involved in composition writing. Here are some aspects that one should be aware of when writing a composition. Here we will be focusing on introductions and endings of a composition. Let us take a closer look at introductory techniques in composition writing first.

 

Composition - Introductions

A story is like a journey, and you are taking the reader on a journey through your composition. So, it is essential for you to consider the following points while writing a composition:

 

  1. Make the experience GREAT for THEM

  2. Please, don’t try too hard to show off!

  3. Most importantly, enjoy yourself


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Practice Questions

Question:

Your family made dinner reservations for a special occasion at a fancy restaurant. Which is the BEST introduction you could receive?

 

  1. The staff welcome you warmly, pull out your chairs for you to sit, and serve some drinks and light snacks while you browse the menu.

  2. The restaurant manager spends 20 minutes talking to all of you about how fantastic the restaurant is.

  3. There is nobody around, and you struggle to figure out what to do.

  4. All the staff stare at you like you are some sort of intruder :O

 

Answer:

1) The staff welcome you warmly, pull out your chairs for you to sit, and serve some drinks and light snacks while you browse the menu.

 

Explanation:

The correct answer to this question is option (1). In the option (1), the entire focus is on the participant or customer of the composition. But, let’s discuss option (2) as well. You and your family are there at the restaurant to eat food. But, the focus in this option is on the manager or the restaurant instead of you or the customer or the reader. This composition is a good example that when you are drafting a composition or a story, you should always focus on making it a good reading experience for your READER.

 

Question:

If YOU were reading a story, how would a good introduction feel to YOU?

 

  1. There are so many big words and it looks impressive, but... I don’t understand most of them.

  2. The words are not fancy, but they are clear and easy to understand, and before you know it you are absorbed into the story.

  3. The introduction looks “creative” but it is honestly confusing and quite frustrating to read.

 

Answer:

2) The words are not fancy, but they are clear and easy to understand, and before you know it you are absorbed into the story.

 

Explanation:

The correct answer to this question is option (2). You should not go for fancy words only while writing a composition. If you know some words that sound good and suit your story, then you should consider them adding as it is important for your reader to UNDERSTAND your story or composition. So, you should always go for normal words and explain them well. Then, it will make the reader stick to your story or composition.

 

Composition - Endings

Endings are also an important part of the great story. If you have a great story, but if the ending is HORRIBLE, your reader will be very disappointed. So, end the journey well and not like you wrote a story on the world coming to the end, and all of a sudden you found a solution and then everybody lives happily ever after.

 

Practice Questions


Question 1:

A person stays at a hotel during their holiday. The room was beautiful, the breakfast was delicious and the infinity pool was amazing. But just when they are about to leave, the hotel staff all shout “BOO, GO AWAY AND DON’T COME BACK.”

 

What is the most common response to such an experience?

 

  1. They will go back next time because the rooms there are beautiful.

  2. They will go back next time because the breakfast was delicious.

  3. They won’t go back because the staff ruined the experience.

  4. They won’t go back because the pool was not that great.

 

Answer:

3) They won’t go back because the staff ruined the experience.

 

Explanation:

The correct answer to this question is option (3) - “They won’t go back because the staff ruined the experience”. All of the good things about the hotel do not matter in the end because of the staff behaviour. This is why the ending to your story should provide satisfaction to the reader.

 

Question 2:

How can you prevent a situation where you run out of time to finish your story?

 

  1. Draw a complex chart to keep track of everything.

  2. Time yourself during a practice, then adjust how much you write based on that.

  3. Whatever happens, just quickly scribble “Suddenly I woke up, it was all a dream.” 

 

Answer:

2) Time yourself during a practice, then adjust how much you write based on that.

 

Explanation:

The correct answer to this question is option (2). The next time you have a composition, time yourself, and at the end of the time, check how many pages you wrote and ask yourself was it enough time or not. The next time you practice, aim for more pages and try and complete your story in time.

 

Test Your Concepts

Answer the following questions based on the concepts we’ve covered in this article. If you get stuck, revisit the relevant section to revise the concepts.

 

Question 1:

Once again, you are a reader. Pick the BEST introduction for the topic “My Favourite Restaurant”.

 

  1. The primordial desires of fulfillment wax and wane with the waves of duty that lie just beyond my feeble grasp.

  2. I am now writing a story about My Favourite Restaurant.

  3. If I had to eat one dish only for the rest of my life, it would honestly be the Spicy Fried Rice from an awesome restaurant called Lestolen.

  4. The children played noisily in the golden sunlight, carefree and joyful.

 

Question 2:

“Oh, no! But I always start my stories like that!”

... I am now writing a story about My Favourite Restaurant ...

:(

Which of the following could you use as a substitute?

 

  1. I am excited to tell you about My Favourite Restaurant.

  2. I am excited to tell you about My Favourite Restaurant.

  3. I am now writing a story about My Favourite Restaurant.

 

Question 3:

You are writing a story called “The Strange Necklace”. One of these introductions is the least suitable. Identify it.

 

  1. I looked about me one last time to make sure no one was around, then I quickly opened the safe and snatched the little jewellery box.

  2. “Samantha, hey! Psst! Check out what I found...” Carly had a mysterious air about her as she took something shiny out of her pocket.

  3. “Don’t be Lame.” That is my other favourite quote from the famous author drfwz.

 

Question 4:

What is the BEST way to improve your writing?

 

  1. Write more and write consistently.
  2. Join ALL the writing classes.
  3. Just read lots of model compositions.
  4. Just ask for lots of tips.


 

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