Sunday, March 2, 2008

RAFTS technique

RAFTS (and acronym standing for Role, Audience, Format, Topic, Strong verb) is a system to help students understand their role as a writer, the audience they will address, the varied formats for writing and the expected content.

Role of the writer: Who are you as a writer?
Audience: To whom are you writing?
Format: What form will the writing take?
Topic: What is the subject or the point of this piece?

Its purpose is to give students a fresh way to think about approaching their writing.

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