The Writing Process
By Evan, Kali, Makaylee and Audrey
-Time limit to come up with ideas(the more ideas, the better!)
-Select top 5 ideas
-Write down criteria for selected topics
-Give ideas a grade
-Select final topic
-Form topic into a question
-Create plan to find solution to the question
-Use an outline to help organize your ideas
-Don't worry about spelling or grammar, just keep writing
-Don't take a break from writing. Write as much as you can
-Get all your ideas onto paper, rework your sentences later
-Logical sentence structure.
-Make sure your tone is portrayed well.
-Choose your words wisely, make sure they are appropriate for your audience.
-Simplify where possible.
-Make sure your essay is put into appropriate sections.
-Decide what medium lets you proofread most carefully
-Try changing the look of your document
-Find a quiet place to work
-Do your editing and proofreading in short blocks of time
-Prioritize sections if you are short on time
-Don't rely entirely on spellcheckers
-Proofread only one type of error at a time
-Grammar checkers are not always accurate
-Read slowly word for word
-Separate text into individual sentences
-Circle every punctuation mark
-Read the paper backwards
-Ask yourself some final questions:
- Does your assignment/story appeal to your audience?
- Does it have correct punctuation?
- Is it organized clearly and logically?
- Does your report have correct information?
- Is your story interesting with believable characters?
-Read the assignment aloud an additional time before handing it in
-Publishing options: printing presses, copy machines, online program sites and organizations, classrooms and other school areas, home refrigerators