Finer grained standards that are part of this one
introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts and information, using strategies such as definition, classification, comparison/contrast and cause/effect; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables) and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
develop the topic with relevant facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations or other information and examples.
use appropriate transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.
use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
establish and maintain a formal style.
provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.