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Chapter 20. In Style > Four Play - Pg. 208

In Style 208 Four Play widely, I can learn to write well, but haven't you forgotten something? What about all the different kinds of writing that I have to do? How can I possibly learn all of them? Hmm ... good point, Gentle Reader. How many different kinds of writing or modes of discourse are there? Circle the best answer: a. b. c. d. 75 to 100 50 to 75 25 to 50 4 I know what you're thinking: Okay, Doc, you've convinced me that if I analyze my audience and read You Could Look It Up The four types of writing--exposition, narration, argumentation, and description--are often called the "four modes of discourse." And the answer is ... 4. That's all there is-- 1, 2, 3, 4. That's all! They are exposition , narration,