At a loss for words?
This presentation is the property of its rightful owner.
Sponsored Links
1 / 19

At a loss for words? PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 64 Views
  • Uploaded on
  • Presentation posted in: General

At a loss for words?. 214 Evans Library | 205 West Campus Library. writingcenter.tamu.edu | 979-458-1455. The Writing Process. Prewrite. “Of a good beginning cometh a good end.” – John Heywood. What Does the Assignment Say?. What Do You Want to Say ?. Read carefully.

Download Presentation

At a loss for words?

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


At a loss for words

At a loss for words?

214 Evans Library | 205 West Campus Library

writingcenter.tamu.edu | 979-458-1455


At a loss for words

The Writing Process


Of a good beginning cometh a good end john heywood

Prewrite

“Of a good beginning cometh a good end.”

– John Heywood


What do you want to say

What Does

the Assignment Say?

What Do You Want to Say?

  • Read carefully.

  • Highlight key terms.

  • Ask questions.

  • Use what you know.

  • Choose a topic of interest.


At a loss for words

Topic vs. Thesis

Topic

What you are

writing about

Frank L. Baum’s use of political symbolism in The Wizard of Oz

Thesis

Your claim, argument, or recommendation

Baum’s use of a yellow brick road can be viewed as commentary on the gold standard debate, a heated political issue at the end of the 19th century.


At a loss for words

Listing

Write down every idea you have.

Stuck? Put on a timer.

Look for patterns of thoughts.

Group material left over in categories.

Elaborate.


At a loss for words

Clustering

Start with the middle circle and write a topic.

Write down random ideas. Use lines to connect these ideas.

See if there is one “cluster” of ideas and start from there.


At a loss for words

Freewriting

Write quickly without stopping, 5-10 minutes.

Can’t think of anything? Write “I’m stuck, I can’t think of anything!”—you will at least be moving your pen.

Keep writing.

Read what you did.


At a loss for words

Recording

Keep a notebook at all times—you never know when ideas will come to you.


At a loss for words

Researching

Library Databases

There are thousands of academic articles located here.

TAMU Libraries

Hasan extensive collection of books, newspaper articles, magazines, and journals

Instructors

Can help change a topic

into a thesis.


At a loss for words

Research Tips

Take careful notes.

Keep track of all of your sources.

Avoid plagiarizing.

Make a distinction between direct quotes and paraphrased information in your notes.


The first draft

The First Draft

I never know what I think about something until I read what I’ve written on it.

— William Faulkner


Organization

Organization

Decide on length and organization based on

the assignment’s purpose, audience, and thesis.

Use an outline, list, or a rough draft to begin.


At a loss for words

Introduction

  • Captures your audience’s interest

  • Provides background on your subject

  • States your thesis


At a loss for words

Conclusion

  • Restates your argument

  • Recommends a solution or states why your argument matters


Revise

Revise

“The first draft reveals the art; revision reveals the artist.”

—Michael Lee


Another pair of eyes

Another Pair of Eyes

Who can give you feedback?

  • Your instructor or TA

  • A University Writing

    Center consultant

  • A friend or classmate

  • A relative


For more help

For More Help…

Visit our website or call us to schedule an appointment.

We can help you at any stage in the writingprocess!


At a loss for words

We’ll help you find the write words.

U N I V E R S I T Y

J X I G Z P O EN H

B W D E T LQ ILR

D R C K K K PPT R

T I V R M X STX J

P T B C Z P BYOU

C I S K E WV J D A

E N S I NN Q O G P

E G ICJ C T O B Y

PXE G KG V E F G B S R MC E V Q R M

Check us out on…

214 Evans Library | 205 West Campus Library

writingcenter.tamu.edu | 979-458-1455


  • Login