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The Writing Process
Transcript of The Writing Process
Learning Target: Students will be able to use various activities to effectively narrow down a topic and organize ideas into a coherent piece of writing.
Learning Target: Students will be able to review and apply feedback as they carefully rewrite their draft.
-What kind of feedback did I receive?
-What does my revision plan look like?
-Is there anything I disagree with?
-Make corrections to your rough draft.
-Edit and revise your corrections as you go.
-Check off each revision on the revision plan as you complete it.
-Continue to Review and Apply until you are satisfied with your work.
-After Steps 1-3 are completed, carefully rewrite or retype your final draft.
Learning Target: Students will be able to share their work in a variety of networks.
Google Docs, blogs, social media sites, word processed hard copies, and public performances are all forms of publication.
Once the work is retyped, add in any final illustrations or graphic elements.
Publish your work by using one of the avenues mentioned above.
You've completed the Writing Process.
Learning Target: Students will be able to edit writing effectively, checking for clarity of ideas, grammar, and mechanics.
Organization and Ideas
-Checking for content, clarity, and placement of ideas
-Thesis statements, supporting arguments, evidence
Nancy Fetzer's Revising & Editing Tool Kit
8 Steps to Success
Questions to ask while editing your own writing
1. Allow time between writing and revising
2. Review your Introduction
3. Examine the Structure of your work
4. Clarify and remove repetitive language
5. Create smooth transitions between sentences and paragraphs
6. Ensure that your conclusion is clear and purposeful
7. Assess the value of the written piece
8. Proofread your work
Questions to ask while peer editing
Checklist for Self- and Peer Editing
Track Your Progress:
The planning stage consists of brainstorming for ideas, researching, organizing, and draft writing.
Learning Target: Students will be able to reorganize, use quotes, add dialogue, and add
detail to important parts of their writing.
POWER IN THE WRITING!!
: Ask yourself questions to narrow down the topic.
How can I describe the topic?
How can I define the topic?
How is the topic like or unlike other topics?
How does the topic work?
How does the topic affect other things?
Can I argue for or against the topic?
Why does this topic interest me?
What ideas are generally associated with this topic?
Who is my target audience?
8 STEPS TO SUCCESS
: Writing down your thoughts for 10-15 minutes to see what may surface. Do not worry about grammar, punctuation, or spelling during this type of prewriting.
: Start with a topic or key word and simply write whatever comes to mind. This is a method that requires you to write thoughts quickly and then look at what you have to see how you may be able to link them together. Graphic organizers are a good way to start brainstorming activity. Mind-mapping is another technique to get information down on paper and link the ideas. You can also do an outline of your ideas for main topics and subtopics.
-Allowing time between writing and revising
Setting aside written work, a few hours, or several days will give you a fresh perspective on your writing.
-Reviewing your introduction
Easy to understand and an accurate indication of what the reader can expect from the reading.
-Examine the structure
For example in a how to article, you want to make sure all your steps are in logical order. In a thesis, your strongest argument should be presented in the beginning.
- Clarify and remove repetitive language
If an idea can be expressed in 1 one or sentence rather than 2,
USE THE SHORTER OPTION.
-Create smooth transitions
Reading your work aloud to sense the flow, and insert transitional words and sentences to correct changes in your thoughts and ideas.
- Ensure that your conclusion is clear and has a purpose
Determine if your conclusion has a brief summary of your thesis and main points.
-Assess the value of the written piece
Make sure it injects your original ideas and not just a summary of the topic.
Spell check, grammar check, and syntax.
Study Guides and Strategies
: The rough draft is the final step in the planning part of the process. This is just what it sounds like, a rough copy of flow your paper has taken. Writing a rough draft is a way to put the thoughts down into the form of a paper and still be able to go back and polish and perfect the paper in the latter stages of the writing process.
: Research is an important part of your prewriting. This is where you look a little deeper into what you are writing about, whether it be a personal story in which you just need to recall the details, or a factual paper that needs credible sources to back up the facts.