a) In your own words, what are the four writing types?
Expository – its main writing purpose is to explain. Author gives a subject and they would talk about facts and figures about the subject. They don’t put their personal opinion about the topic. Examples are history books. Where the author of the book talks about history and they give information to the reader and explain what the information is about.
Persuasive – its main purpose is to convince. The author gives a subject and they would talk about it but they would also put their personal opinions about the subject. And they would also try to convince the reader to agree on their opinions about the topic. Sometimes that would lead into arguments and debates on which side is more better. Examples are review (in restaurants). Some would like the food and some would not but to convince for another person to convince on trying the food out or not, they would go into the restaurant reviews and check if its worth it or not.
Narrative – its main purpose is to tell a story. Like story books where the author shows what’s happening in the story by narrating it. But it requires characters and some actions, so the author can explain what’s happening in the story. Or the character in the story could also narrate what’s happening in the story but in their view point.
Descriptive – its main purpose is to describe. Its like narrative but the story is being describe in great detail. It also points out the five sense (smell, hear, feel, taste, and sees). It is often poetic.
b) After reading the comic, “Represent,” by Christian Cooper, which writing type would this be categorized under?
It would be narrative and expository because the author of the comic book is telling us a story about this African American boy, who sees people through his binoculars. And its a comic that shows the story. And for the expository part, it shows how the people who were seen in the binoculars are real people.
c) What is the comic showing us?
Its showing awareness that racism still exist in the present day society.