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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

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Composition 1101

Ten Basic Steps of Good Writing


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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


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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


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3. Rhetoric: Analysis

  • Themes

  • Symbolism

  • Allegory

  • Allusions

  • Language

  • Style/Form


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More Interpretive Questions

  • Questions about the author

  • Questions about the cultural context

  • Questions about the reader


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4. Writing to Understand

  • Informal writing

  • Free writing

  • Brainstorming

  • Mapping/Clustering

  • Outlining

  • Discovering the “problem” in the text


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The Semiotic Iceberg

  • http://www.westga.edu/~mmcfar/trivium%20and%20the%20Semiotic%20Iceberg.htm


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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


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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


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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


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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


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9. Write Conclusion

  • Argument should lead to a natural conclusion

  • Connect the specific issues with the world at large

  • Should tie argument together


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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


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