The Writing Process
From yours truly HALEY ALLISON AUSTIN SAM ~
Four important steps in the process: prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing
Drafting: first draft of the paper, putting prewriting onto paper, creation of introduction, body, and beginning of conclusion
Revising: determine whether everything flows nicely, make sure everything is covered throughly
Editing: overlooks paper for correction of grammar and punctuation, perfecting paper for final draft to present
More About Brainstorming
- Brainstorming is one of the most important aspects of writing.
- Know when the assignment is due and what your purpose will be
- Write down everything related to your topic.
- Make a cluster or web to organize your thoughts.
- Write freely about dominant ideas in your web.
Writing a Thesis Statement
- Usually is at the beginning of the paper.
- Make sure to narrow your focus and create the tone you want.
- Should only be one or two sentences.
- Revise your thesis as you go.
- Make your thesis have a limited, manageable subject.
- Asks a question that will be answered later in the paper.
- Establish whether it will be persuasive, informative, or observation.
- focuses mainly on content
- doesn't involve focus of punctuation and grammar, just putting ideas onto paper
- construct the different parts of the paper (intro, body, transitions, etc.)
More about revising:
- occurs when one takes a look at their paper from a reader’s point of view
- changes paper and adds perks to make it better
- can lead to multiple drafts
- perfect paper
- overlook to find any errors
- prepare for presenting
- make into final draft
Tips for writing
- Prewrite, revise, write
- Think about what you're writing
- Reflect on your writing to improve it
- Start with a broad view of your topic, and then refine it to more specific points
- Think about your audience
- Keep the purpose of your project in mind (are you summarizing, persuading, narrating, evaluating, analyzing, responding, examining, or observing)
- Don't worry about spelling and grammar until you're editing the final product
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