The Writing Process

Eliza, Kirsten, Travis, Rebecca

1A- Breaking Down the Writing Process

You have to figure out the due date and come up with a plan of action. Schedule block times devoted to pre-writing and take breaks from writing to refresh your mind

The use rhetorical devices will help guide you through your work as well.

These are some things you have to keep in mind when breaking up your writing into bits and pieces.

  • Who is the audience for your writing?

  • Do you think your audience is interested in the topic? Why or why not?

  • Why should your audience be interested in this topic?

  • What does your audience already know about this topic?

  • What does your audience need to know about this topic?

  • What experiences has your audience had that would influence them on this topic?

  • What do you hope the audience will gain from your text?

1B- Brainstorming

Free writing will help you come up with original ideas, just let random thoughts flow.

Break down topics into “levels” such as… ‘The General Topic’, ‘Specific sub topic or ‘required question’, or, ‘phrase you are focusing on’. When brainstorming keep these in mind. It will help you in coming up with fresh ideas.

  • Describe it.

  • Compare it.

  • Associate it.

  • Analyze it.

  • Apply it.

  • Argue for and against it.

1C- Outlining

It is important to outline your work to organise, put events in order, and group info together

2- Drafting

After your ideas are planned, the next step is to start writing or drafting.

Make sure to refer to your notes because they can help. Also, Concentrate on organizing your information logically otherwise your information won’t make since to the audience.

If it helps, you may need to change your thesis or the angle you are taking on your topic.

3- Revising

When revising a paper it’s very important to allow time in between the initial writing and revising. While writing a paper, you might come across something that makes you think differently. Always make sure you still agree with your thesis statement. In addition to your thesis statement, make sure your introduction. Make sure your paper fully addresses your thesis statement. Your paper should flow naturally.

4- Editing

Are the claims you made accurate? Have you done everything the assignment requires? Does your paper have an appropriate introduction and conclusion? These are all important questions when it comes to editing a paper or anything else. Aslo, make sure your paragraphs have a clear topic sentence and use appropriate tones (formal, informal, persuasive, etc.).

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4A- Editing Checklist

When writing, make sure you are using proper:

  • Grammer

  • Sentence structure

  • Word choice

  • Punctuation

  • Capililation

  • Spelling

  • Citation and document format