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When to Show and When to Tell

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This two page handout provides and overview of the writing tip Show Don't Tell. In addition to explaining what these two terms mean in relation to writing, I provide ways of knowing when to show and when to tell, tips for revising, and a list of 45 examples to change from telling to showing. These can be used as daily or weekly writing assignments and will stress the importance of elaboration and support in all writing. Some of the telling examples are specifically common essay topic related.Example: The school attendance policy is unfair.
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I LOVE this! I have been looking for a variety of descriptive detail lessons for my Creative Writing class. Perfect!
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Great handout for students - ready reference
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