Situational Writing: How to Plan Using 5W1H

The 5W1H framework asks Who, What, Where, Where, When, and How–organising your points by answering these questions helps your writing to be more precise and detailed.

  • Without Framework
    Underdeveloped

    What happens

    Your points may overlap, such that your essay does not cover a range of concerns.

     

    You may also have too many comparisons and are at a lost at how to categorise them.

  • With Framework
    Well-developed

    Who
    Who are you writing to? Who are you providing suggestions for?

    When
    When is the decision made for?

    Where
    Where are things held?

    What
    What are the pros and cons of each option?

    How
    How will your decision impact the situation?

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Choose a game to recommend to your friend who has not had any gaming experience.

  • Without Framework
    Underdeveloped

    I recommend for you to try out MapleStory. Although Genshin Impact is highly immersive with its high quality graphics and amazing sound tracks, MapleStory is more beginner friendly and also provides excellent adventure experience.

  • With Framework
    Well-developed

    Who
    I suggest that you try out MapleStory instead of Genshin Impact as the former is more beginner friendly.

    When
    Given the upcoming school holidays admist the pandemic, the MapleStory world provides the perfect escapade without you having to leave home.

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