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22 Chapter 3. Pack the Essentials In This Chapter · The importance of logic · Purpose in writing · Audience analysis · Tone in writing · How to develop your own writing style Question:What do you call a boomerang that doesn't work? Answer:A stick. Question:What do you call writing that doesn't work? Answer:Boring, confusing, and annoying. You know what makes a great boomerang, a great vacation, and a great date. No matter what the specific object or person, the essentials are the same. The same is true when it comes to writing. All four types of writing--exposition, narration, description, and argumentation--are distinguished by the same benchmarks. Therefore, no matter what you write, it must share these same qualities: logic, organization, unity, purpose, audience, tone, details, and style. In this chapter, you'll learn what makes a great piece of writing, so you can make your writing great!