Bridging the GAP


All pieces of literature are divided up into categories, depending on their composition. You need to decide which genre would most suit your piece and the ideas that you want to convey. Depending on your choice, you must mimic common elements that are synonymous with that particular genre.

_For example, In a horror piece of literature you would expect violence, gore and death. _

To mention some common ones:

Bridging the GAP, figure 1


Who do you want to receive this information? Why? A writer always crafts a piece with an intended audience in mind. An audience can constitute one person or many persons.

Based on what is known about the audience, the writer will adapt their:

Bridging the GAP, figure 1


  1. Technical aspects of what they write and how they construct it.


  1. Formal or informal approach to the writing __VOICE __– Deliberate word choice to reflect feeling


  1. Attitude toward the subject e.g. solemn, sarcastic, frustrated, condescending etc.


What is your intention? What are you hoping to achieve by writing this piece? Each purpose relates to a different goal and creates a different effect. Depending on the writer’s reason for constructing the piece, will determine which purpose is most fitting.


  1. Describing an idea or problem; making it understandable through use of relevant facts and details.


  1. Direct, command, recommend and/or teach someone a subject or skill


  1. Giving reasons for or against a matter by using supporting evidence.


  1. Convince others through sound reasoning and valid arguments


  1. Providing amusement or enjoyment.
To make sure your piece suits the intended genre, what must you do?
Your answer should include: Mimic / Synonymous / Elements
Explain the meaning of the term tone.
Your answer should include: Attitude / Feeling
What must be understood, when writing anything?
Your answer should include: Purpose / Intention / Audience