Directive writing

Directed writing is a form of written assessment, where the students must follow instructions to create a piece of writing. Not sure why this is useful? Keep reading!

When it comes to writing directives, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. First and foremost, directives need to be clear and concise. They should be easy for the reader to understand and follow. Additionally, directives should be specific, detailing exactly what needs to be done.

With that in mind, let's take a look at how to write a directive.

How to write a directive?

  • First, you'll want to start with the keyword "directive." This will let the reader know that what follows is a directive. 
  • Next, you'll want to provide a clear and concise description of what needs to be done. Be sure to be specific, and include any relevant details. 
  • Finally, you'll want to conclude with the keyword "end."
Here's an example:


Take out the trash.


Please take the trash out to the curb. Make sure to tie the bag so that it doesn't spill.


As you can see, a directive can be as simple or as complex as you need it to be. Just be sure to be clear, concise, and specific. With a little practice, you'll be writing directives like a pro!