In the humanities, authors write to inform you in many ways. These methods can be classified into three types of informational writing: factual, descriptive and process.
(1)___________________________. Examples of factual writing include notes on a book jacket, or album cover and longer pieces, such as an article describing a style of music, which you might read in a music appreciation course. This kind of writing provides a context for your study of the humanities.
As its name implies, descriptive writing simply describes, or provides an image of a piece of music, art or literature. For example, descriptive writing might list the colors an artists used in the painting, or the instrument a composer included in a musical composition, so as to make pictures or sound in the readers’ mind, by calling up specific details of the work. (2)________________________.
Process writing explains a series of actions that bring about result. It tells the reader how to do something. For example, explaining the technique used to shoot a film. (3)_________________________. Authors may actually use more than one type of technique in a given piece of informational writing.