Writing

Nolan Brand

Ideas

  • Choose a topic that interests you and fits the assignment right.
  • Excellent writing has a clear message.


Orginazation

  • Topic Sentence (green)
  • Main Ideas (yellow)
  • Detail Tell me more (red)
  • Conclusion (green)


Voice

  • Speak in an engaging voice that keeps the reader wanting more.
  • Show rather than tell.


Word Choice

  • Use a Thesaurus.
  • Use specific nouns and verbs.


Sentence Fluency

  • Simple complex sentences are good too.
  • Your writing should flow smoothly from one sentence to the next.


Conventions


  • Edit using COPS.
  • Good writing is carefully edited.

The Writing Process

ESSAY SWAG

Brainstorming

  • Think of stuff to write about.
  • Write stuff down.


Prewriting

  • Explore topics before selecting one to write about.
  • Collect information about the topic.


Compose

  • Complete a rough draft.
  • Have someone else read it first.


Evaluation

  • give your self an evaluation on how you think that to did on your rough draft and have someone else do it to.


Revision

  • Change any ideas that are not clear or complete.


Editing

  • Check your revised copy for any little mistakes.
  • And Spelling mistakes.


Publishing

  • This is the final step of the writing process
  • on then share it with others, other people want to see your work.


Write Tools

T-table

  • First your topic sentence.
  • Then main ideas.
  • And last details (tell me more)


Core four sentences

  • Simple sentence
  • Declarative sentence
  • Number sentence
  • Situation/Stance sentence


Transitions

  • Also, another, first, second, third, in addition, to begin, next, however, another, in contrast, in fact, initially.


Main Ideas

  • They are yellow
  • 1st one comes after the topic sentences
  • you have 3 or more Main ideas to write about


Details

  • They are Red
  • Come out of the Main ideas
  • They are mostly what makes a Paragraph


Conclusion

  • The Conclusion is Green
  • The Conclusion is what ends your Paragraph


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