composition 1101
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
Composition 1101

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 13

Composition 1101 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 283 Views
  • Uploaded on

Composition 1101. Ten Basic Steps of Good Writing. 1. Active Reading. 3 Levels of Reading Grammar plot level What? Taste Logic asking questions, making connections How? Swallow Rhetoric analysis Why? So What? Digest. 2. Logic—Examine the Elements. The Genre The Title as a lens

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Composition 1101' - elina


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
composition 1101

Composition 1101

Ten Basic Steps of Good Writing

1 active reading
1. Active Reading
  • 3 Levels of Reading
    • Grammar
      • plot level
      • What?
      • Taste
    • Logic
      • asking questions, making connections
      • How?
      • Swallow
    • Rhetoric
      • analysis
      • Why? So What?
      • Digest
2 logic examine the elements
2. Logic—Examine the Elements
  • The Genre
  • The Title as a lens
  • The Narrator: Active or passive
  • The Tone
  • The Characters: Growth/Transformation
  • The Setting: Time and place
3 rhetoric analysis
3. Rhetoric: Analysis
  • Themes
  • Symbolism
  • Allegory
  • Allusions
  • Language
  • Style/Form
more interpretive questions
More Interpretive Questions
  • Questions about the author
  • Questions about the cultural context
  • Questions about the reader
4 writing to understand
4. Writing to Understand
  • Informal writing
  • Free writing
  • Brainstorming
  • Mapping/Clustering
  • Outlining
  • Discovering the “problem” in the text
the semiotic iceberg
The Semiotic Iceberg
  • http://www.westga.edu/~mmcfar/trivium%20and%20the%20Semiotic%20Iceberg.htm
5 developing a thesis statement
5. Developing a Thesis Statement
  • 2 parts: What and So What
  • Must be arguable/debatable
  • Clear and specific
  • Must be appropriate for page limit
  • Must address the text
6 organize your argument
6. Organize your argument
  • Claims
    • Topic Sentences=Major claims (sub claims of thesis statement)
    • Must prove thesis statement
    • Use key terms
  • Support
    • Quotes/Examples from text
    • Criticism
  • Analysis
    • How does support prove the claim
    • Must be bulk of paragraph
7 write introduction
7. Write Introduction
  • Must focus on argument
  • Start general and move to specific (thesis)
  • Author’s full name
  • Name of text
  • Thesis must be at end of introduction
8 write body paragraphs
8. Write body paragraphs
  • 1st sentence—topic sentence
    • Must be an argument
    • Must be about text
    • Use key terms
  • Layer claims, support and analysis
  • Transitions within and between paragraphs
9 write conclusion
9. Write Conclusion
  • Argument should lead to a natural conclusion
  • Connect the specific issues with the world at large
  • Should tie argument together
10 revise revise revise
10. Revise, revise, revise
  • Make sure thesis is proven
  • Make sure arrangement of argument is logical
  • Rearrange, rewrite as needed
  • Edit—grammar and sentence construction
ad