VOICE The third element of the 6 + 1 Writing Traits
How can you read VOICE? • Voice is the author’s fingerprint on the page. • The writing sounds just like the author. • The reader knows the feelings and opinions of the author.
Can I hear your voice? When a paper is full of voice… • it makes the reader feel something. • shocked, upset, excited, giggly, or scared • sounds like the author enjoys writing. • you feel like the author is talking to you. • the author is not afraid to say what he/she feels. • you want to read the piece to someone else.
Don’t be afraid to let your voice be heard! • Share your thoughts and opinions • When you write pretend like you are talking to the reader • Don’t hide your true self • Have fun when you write
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