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The Writing Process

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Jeff L'Abbe

on 22 August 2013

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Transcript of The Writing Process

Pre-Writing/Brainstorming

~Decide what your topic will be.

~Determine who will be reading or listening to your written work.

~Brainstorm or make a list of your ideas based on your topic.

~List places where you can gather or search for information.

~Use a graphic organizer to help organize your thoughts and ideas.

Revising/Editing
Editing

Editing is also called proofreading.

Try to fix any errors you see and make them correct.

Be sure all your sentences are complete. They should start with capital letters and end with punctuation marks.

Check for any grammar errors. Make sure that your sentences "make sense."

Correct any errors you see in spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.

Indent your paragraphs.

Have someone check your work.

Make changes to the rough draft one more time.
Final Copy/Publishing
Final Copy

~Using the suggestions that were given to you, recopy your revised and edited rough draft.

~Copy it correctly and neatly.

~Reread your writing aloud.
Rough Draft
~Take the information for your pre-write or graphic organizer and put it into your own words.

~Write sentences and paragraphs, even if they are not perfect. Don't fix any mistakes yet!

~Keep reading what you have written and judge if it says what you mean.
Revising

~Revising is trying to make your writing BETTER in some way.

~Read your writing aloud to be sure it flows smoothly.

~Rearrange words or sentences.

~Take out parts or add more details.

~Replace overused or unclear words. Use a thesaurus for stronger vocabulary.

~Show it to others and ask for suggestions.
Revising and Editing are two DIFFERENT things.
Publishing

~If you would like, create a book of your work.

~Add illustrations, charts or pictures.

~Share your finished product with others.

~If you wish, display your writing.

~Congratulate yourself on a job well done!
The
Writing
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