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The Writing Process

An overview of the writing process for SCAA Writing Tutor Training at CSU East Bay.
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Helen Ly

on 7 April 2017

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Transcript of The Writing Process

the student center for academic achievement
california state university east bay
The Writing Process
THe Writer
global concerns
Prewriting / invention
Revision involves Re-seeing the entire essay and rewriting to make ideas clearer, more cohesive, and more developed.
re-vision
prewriting involves Gathering ideas without concerns of whether they can be used or not in the final product.
editing and proofreading
drafting involves forming ideas into more complete forms, such as sentences, paragraphs, etc. a complete draft can be completed in many sittings.
drafting (composing)
local concerns
READING TO CORRECT THE FORM

sentence construction
grammar
punctuation
spelling
READING FOR "THE BIG PICTURE" AND PRIMARILY FOR MEANING

Strong and clear thesis
logical organization
focus
audience
purpose
brainstorming
ideas (good and bad)
collecting data
researching and reading sources
understanding rhetorical context
editing and Proofreading focus on
the sentence-level aspects of the paper.
"[O]UR GOAL IS TO PRODUCE
BETTER WRITERS, NOT BETTER WRITING."


-sTEPHEN NORTH,
"tHE iDEA OF THE WRITING CENTER"

Tutoring Tips:
Break down the prompt with the student
Clustering/Outlining
Freewriting
Ask follow-up questions to student's ideas
record ideas on paper
Tutoring Tips
Tutoring tip
freewriting
who? What? Why? how?
while student talks, tutor writes exact words
tutoring tips
return to the prompt
read out loud
give student a pen/pencil/mouse
reverse outline
tutoring tips
read essay backwards, starting from the last sentence
allocate appropriate amount of time
isolate sentences
use a handbook
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