WP.TW.1.2.a Description is used often more to create atmosphere and mood: films do this visually, writers do this with words, where the choice of words is more determined by their connotations than by the accuracy of their denotative use.
WP.TW.1.2.a.1 Describe someone / something to allow the reader to experience the topic vividly
WP.TW.1.2.a.2 Create a picture in words
WP.TW.1.2.a.3 Choose words and expressions carefully to achieve the desired effect
WP.TW.1.3.a Argumentative essays present an argument for or against something ('why I believe that women are stronger than men').
WP.TW.1.3.a Argumentative essays tend to be subjectively argued; the defence or attack is consistent and as well argued as possible, but it will inevitably be one-sided; the conclusion clearly states where the writer stands and why.
WP.TW.1.3.a.1 Show a specific opinion or viewpoint and argue to defend or motivate a position
WP.TW.1.3.a.10 Conclude with a strong, clear and convincing statement reflecting the writer's opinion.
WP.TW.1.4 Discursive essay
WP.TW.1.4.a Discursive essays tend to be more balanced, and present various sides of a particular argument; the structure is careful and clearly planned; the tendency is towards objectivity, but the writer can be personal; while emotive language is possible, the best arguments here are won because they make good, reasonable sense. The conclusion leaves the reader in no doubt where the writer stands.
WP.TW.1.4.a.1 Aim to give an objective and balanced view of both sides of an argument
WP.TW.1.4.a.2 Consider various aspects of the topic under discussion
WP.TW.1.4.a.3 Present opposing views impartially
WP.TW.1.4.a.4 Balance the arguments for and against
WP.TW.1.4.a.5 Writing must be lucid, rational and objective.
WP.TW.1.4.a.6 Make well-reasoned and well-supported statements
WP.TW.1.4.a.8 Conclude with an indication of particular opinion
WP.TW.1.5 Reflective essay
WP.TW.1.5.a Reflective essays present the writer's views, ideas, thoughts and feelings on a particular topic, usually something they feel strongly about. It tends to be personal rather than subjective; it needs a careful structure, but does not have to present a clear conclusion. Nor does it have to present a balanced discussion, although it might. It can be witty or serious.
WP.TW.1.5.a.1 Contemplate an idea
WP.TW.1.5.a.2 Give emotional reactions and feelings.