The Writing Process

By Brett, Jason, Alec, Charles, Emily, Rebekah,and Bakhtawar

Step 1 Pre-Writing

Step 1a Breaking Down The Writing Task - Brett

  • Make sure you know the due date so you can make a plan on how you are going to work on it. When you write you must do pre-writing so you can be neat and organised in your actual writing.

  • It is important to make a schedule so you can assign certain tasks to certain times. Thinking on how you are going to do your writing from the rhetorical perspective in order to help you get through the beginning parts of writing.

  • There are many element that make up the rhetorical situation.

  • When writing in the beginning you must choose a simple topic like band or baseball and as you develop idea you will make the topic more advanced.

  • Some questions you must ask in your writing are What will people learn through your writing?, Who will what to read your writing?, and some other questions.

  • It is best to make your topic relate to something that is current or is happening right now to get more people interested.

  • When you are writing you must know the purpose of your writing.

  • Is your writing narrative, analyzing, or are summarizing a topic.

  • Sometimes you will use more than one purpose.

  • When you have all this information down just start writing don’t worry about grammar or spelling. Just write all good ideas down and once you have all your good ideas, pick you best ideas for writing.

Step 1b Brain Storming - Emily

  • Gathering ideas and writing them down
  • You can break down your topic into levels
  • You can list your ideas and use bullet points for your ideas
  • You would use “The Big Six” (Who?, What?, When?, Where?, Why?, and How?)

Step 1c Outlining - Jason

  • You need thought out ideas and organized plans
  • The first step in outlining is to organize the workshop
  • You need to plan your ideas and develop them

Step 2 Drafting - Rebekah

  • Concentrating on keeping your work organized

  • Developing a detailed topic

  • Three parts: For the Writer, Not Perfect and Takes Time

  • Writer: As a writer you will continue to have new connections and new ideas. Drafts are used in order for you edit your paper and give it a more advanced structure. Drafts are also used to edit your thesis and points of view
  • Perfection: You will most of the time be unhappy with your work, Don’t be too much of a perfectionist because you can always go back

  • Takes Time: The more complicated the prompt, the more time it will take. Don’t procrastinate, but don’t do it in one sitting

Step 3 Revising - Bakhtawar

  • Revision means to look back at your work with a fresh and a more critical perspective, going over your evidence/information, looking over your purpose of the writing, and organizing your presentation.

  • There are different things you can get mixed up with revising, such as editing and proofreading.

  • Editing is when you fix the punctuations problems. And proof reading is going over the written part such as grammar,and sentence structure.

  • When you revise you should wait a while after it is completed so you can look back with a fresh mind.

  • When you look over you need to not focus on the little things such as commas but the paper overall.

Step 4 Editing - Charles

  • The editor looks over the paper and checks it so that is has no mistakes or errors.

  • Also he makes the size better on it so that it has the right amount of space on each page.

  • The editor makes the paper flawless, and or makes as many corrections as he or she can.

  • The editor makes the paper more complex than it previously was by taking out and editing the words like “he, she, him, her, them, and they” well you get the point.

Step 4a Editing Check List - Alec

  • Punctuation - Read page out loud and fix punctuation

  • Capital Letters - Checked for proper grammar in capital letters

  • Grammar - No run-on sentences

  • Spelling - Check spelling and fixed words that did look right

  • When self editing you must look back at your writing and correct all grammatical and spelling errors

Step 5 - Publishing

  • Self-Evaluated

  • Peer-Evaluated

  • Final Copy

  • Proficient/Advanced Information on rubric has been looked over

  • Published piece has been evaluated with the first four writing process steps

  • Exposing a more broad copy of a document