Writing Process Workshop

By: Alex L, Jacob B, Christopher D & Andre A.

Pre-Writing


First you have to narrow down your topic and think of what the audience is interested in .

Keep in mind the purpose of the writing assignment. Writing can have many different purposes such as:


Summarizing

Arguing/Persuading

Narrating

Evaluating

Analyzing and more.


Once you have a thesis statement just start writing!

Brainstorming


  • Freewriting (Let Your Thoughts Flow)

  • Breaking Down (Break Down The Topics)

  • Listing (Listing Down Ideas and Phrases)

  • Three Perspectives (Describe, Trace, Map)

  • Cubing (Describe, Compare, Associate, Analyse, Apply, Argue for and Against)

  • Similes (_____ is/was/are/were like _____)

  • Clustering/Mapping/Webbing (Write and Link Words)

  • Relationship Between the Parts (Writing Down Pairs of Terms)

  • Journalistic Questions (Who, What, When, Where, Why, How)

  • Thinking Outside the Box (Expand Out of Your Current Location)

  • Using Charts or Shapes (Make A Chart Out of Word and Ideas)

  • Consider Purpose and Audience (Think About Communication)

  • Dictionaries, Thesauruses and Encyclopedias (Visit Reference Sources)

Outlining

Steps to Outlining1.Abstract-existing in thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence.

How does this to relate to Outlining?

• (Re)-establish the topic of the research project.

• Give the research problem and/or main objective of the project (this

usually comes first).

• Indicate the methodology used.

• Present the main findings.

• Present the main conclusions

http://www.cgpacs.uci.edu/files/cgpacs/docs/2010/grants/attachments/Abstracts_Samples_students.pdf


2. Detail- Detail is pretty explanatory when doing anything .


3. Conclusion- When finishing outline there’s always a conclusion closing it.

Drafting

Draft is basically pre-writing before doing the real thing. Drafts help writers get their ideas out on paper or screen. Drafts help get a basic idea on what writers will be writing about, but drafts are never perfect. Which leads us to the next paragraph.


Drafts are not perfect. You can’t expect a draft to be perfect the first time it’s done. A draft as said before is just a work-in-progress Wait awhile after you’ve finished a draft before looking at it again.

Revising

Check over your summary or assignment and make sure it is appropriate and understandable to read. When looking over your summary, check and make sure that it has has as much as detail as possible.


Editing

Whenever you are editing, make sure you go over your editing and proofreading as well. Make sure you also have correct pronunciation and dont use slang words. Words that you normally use.

  1. thought or as an idea but not having a physical or concrete existence.

How does this to relate to Outlining?

• (Re)-establish the topic of the research project.

• Give the research problem and/or main objective of the project (this

usually comes first).

• Indicate the methodology used.

• Present the main findings.

• Present the main conclusions

http://www.cgpacs.uci.edu/files/cgpacs/docs/2010/grants/attachments/Abstracts_Samples_students.pdf

Editing Checklist

  • Punctuation (!.?,)
  • Capitalization (Hello, today is September 23rd.)

  • Grammar (There, Their, They’re)

  • Spelling (Word.)



Publishing

Publishing is the final step to every project. It is the step to completing a summary or getting a final grade on a certain summary. Also, Publishing is also a step of completing everything that you have learned.