The Writing Process
Tyler, Tanner, Juliette, Emily W, Alishah, Sarah, Darian
Breaking Down the Writing Task
Brainstorming is coming up with ideas from nothing. To start brainstorming you have to write down random things that are associated with the topic to get your brain to start thinking. To start brainstorming from something, keep writing down things that help you come up with more topics for that subject.
To start your outline you have to start with your thesis. From this thesis you can start writing topic sentences. Topic sentences are for each paragraph. The topic sentence should support the thesis statement. After you have to write supporting details. These details should should support the topic sentence and the thesis. It should include examples and ideas you want to put into the paragraph.
In editing there are a few tips to be able to be a great writer. You need to take a break between writing and re-reading for errors. After writing something you need to take a break from it before you begin to proofread. If you have just finished writing and you start to proofread then you will probably skip over lots of errors that you have made because the what you have just written is still very fresh in your mind so you will already know what you are saying and ignore or skip over the mistakes because you are blinded to them because it is still familiar to you. Once you have taken a nice long break then you can decide how you would like to proofread. Your options are to keep it on your computer and read from there or you can print it out and read it like that. Another trick is to change or alter your document in some way. You can change the font, text size, color, orientation or something to try and make your brain think that it is reading something brand new that it has never seen before so that you can look at it from a whole new perspective. Make sure that when proofreading that you are in a nice and quiet environment that lacks distractions so that you can focus better and improve your work and make it the best that it can be. Try and break up your reading and editing. If you’ve been reading for a long time then you could start to lose focus. Take breaks forget about it and start back up again later. Some of the main places that you can edit your document are content, overall structure, style, and citations. It is really important to focus on these specific subjects within your writing especially if you are short on time. This is one of the most important parts of the writing process because it is about to be published for others to see.
Check for the use of correct punctuation and quotations are where they are needed
Capital letters are where needed(at the beginning of sentences and for proper nouns)
Make sure that the sentence structure is correct and that you don't have any run on sentences
Make sure everything is spelled correct and that words in your sentences don't look out of place.