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Essay 2. Pre-writing. Prewriting. Choose/narrow your topic Determine your Audience Purpose Tone Tense Explore your topic Make a plan. Choose/Narrow Your Topic. Your topic should pass the 3-question test: Does it interest me? Do I have something to say about it? Is it specific?.

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Essay 2

Pre-writing

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Prewriting

  • Choose/narrow your topic
  • Determine your
      • Audience
      • Purpose
      • Tone
      • Tense
  • Explore your topic
  • Make a plan
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Choose/Narrow Your Topic

  • Your topic should pass the 3-question test:

Does it interest me?

Do I have something to say about it?

Is it specific?

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Essay 2 - Occupations

  • Occupational Cluster
    • Compare results with group
    • What career is most interesting to you?
    • Difference between a career and a job?
    • Does your results match your ideal career?
    • What do you think about the survey results?
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Essay 2 - Occupations

  • Subject areas:
    • How to choose a career
    • Compare/contrast two or three careers
    • Careers versus jobs
    • Career profile:
      • Career prospects (what will happen to this field?)
          • OR
      • Career challenge (problems in this field?)
  • Discuss possible topics with your group
    • Choose ONE career to focus on
    • Write down 2-3 topic ideas
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Determine Your Audience

  • Your Audience is anyone who reads your writing.
  • Ask yourself:
    • Who are my readers?
    • What do my readers know about my topic?
    • What do my readers need to know about my topic?
    • How do my readers feel about my topic?
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Audience continued. . .

  • What do my readers expect?
    • Correct grammar and spelling
    • Accurate information
    • Logical presentation of ideas
    • Followed directions of the assignment!
      • Is research required?
      • Proper format used
      • Honest use of sources
      • Interesting or useful topic
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Determine Your Purpose

  • Purpose is the reason you are writing.
  • Whenever you write, you always have a purpose. For example:
    • To compare/contrast
    • To inform the reader of something they don't know
    • To persuade the reader to think differently
    • To demonstrate a process
  • These purposes can be combined but one purpose is usually stronger than the others in an essay.
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Determine Tone

  • Tone is the mood or attitude you adopt as you write.
    • Serious or humorous?
    • Friendly or distant?
    • Academic or popular?
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Determine Tense

  • Tense is the voice you use to designate the time of the action or state of being.
    • Present tense
    • Past tense
    • Future tense
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Explore Your Topic

  • Pre-writing Techniques:
    • Brainstorming/Listing
    • Freewriting
    • Clustering/Mapping
    • Questioning
    • Discussing
    • Outlining
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Research Task

  • Research 3 jobs in 1 career:
    • http://www.keis.or.kr
    • http://www.krivet.re.kr
    • http://know.work.go.kr
  • Complete job profiles worksheets
  • Bring any prewriting notes and worksheets to next class.
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Pre-Writing 2

Writing an Outline

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Make an Outline

  • Review, evaluate, and organize ideas written in your pre-writing.
  • Then:
      • Thesis statement
      • Support
      • Order
      • Structure
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Thesis Statement

  • The thesis statement expresses the MAIN IDEA of your essay, the central point that your essay develops/supports.
  • Write your thesis NOW
  • Discuss with group (professsor check)
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Thesis continued. . .

  • Your thesis SHOULD:
    • Accurately predict your essay’s main purpose
    • Be honest about your essay's content
    • Be direct/make an assertion
    • NOT be an announcement, statement of opinion, or statement of fact.
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Support

  • Be sure to evaluate the information in your prewriting carefully in order to choose the best support for your topic.
    • Primary Support—major ideas or examples that back up your main points
    • Secondary Support—details which further explain your primary support
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Support continued. . .

  • Basics of good support
    • Relates to main point
    • Considers readers, i.e. provides enough information
    • Is detailed and specific
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Order

  • The order is the sequence in which you present your ideas.
  • What are the three types of ordering?
    • Time (chronological) order
    • Space order
    • Logical order (order of importance: least-to-most, most-to-least)
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Outlines are due

Monday, April 22