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2.5: More Strategies and Modes

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    • Informative/Expository
    • Imaginative/Creative
    • Technical
    • Definition
    • Cause and Effect
    • Process Analysis
    • Exemplification
    • Compare and Contrast
    • Classification and Division

    This image depicts a four circle venn diagram, color coded with black being strategies/modes, and grey being genres. Above the diagram is written "Please note: these strategies, modes, and genres, are fluid and flexible. They are not set in stone." The four main circles are labeled "descriptive," "narrative," "technical," and "argument." In the overlap between descriptive and narrative, there is "memoir" and "profile." In the overlap between descriptive and technical, there is "email," "business plan," "resume," and "report." In the overlap between narrative and argument there is "manifestos," "letters," and "commentary." Between technical and argument there is "proposals." At the very center of the venn diagram, there is "essays" and "blogs."

    \(\PageIndex{1}\): Venn diagram created by Sybil Priebe using This has been placed into greyscale for easier printing.

    Yes, there are intersections between strategies, modes, and genres.

    This page titled 2.5: More Strategies and Modes is shared under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Sybil Priebe, Ronda Marman, & Dana Anderson (North Dakota University System) .

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