Improving Your Writing Process. The Writing Studio at Keiser University 2007. The Writing Process Simplified. Many simplify the writing process into 4 easy steps: 1. Brainstorming/Prewriting Developing ideas; gathering information; organizing 2. Drafting/Writing
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The Writing Studio at Keiser University
Many simplify the writing process into 4 easy steps:
the writing process is
How can we improve our writing process?
… prefer writing in a loud or quiet space?
… need to eat (maybe even something specific)?
… always feel the need to clean before writing?
… like to walk/jog/exercise and think first?
… just like to sit down and go.
A “Writing Routine” is a set of practices a writer follows every time she is going to write.
For some people, developing a “writing routine” is an effective way of working through the writing process.
Developing a “Writing Routine”
Try to determine…
Once you determine a good routine, stick with it!
A Writer’s Inventory can provide a writer with
Read assignment closely, carefully.
Look closely at every task involved; add tasks to an inventory list.
Break down individual tasks into smaller parts.
Determine how your writing will be evaluated.
What is your instructor looking for in your work?
Find out if there is a rubric you can look at.
Research shows that discussing writing with another person helps one grow as a writer!!!
1- Lunsford, Andrea A. and Cheryl Glenn. “Rhetorical Theory and the Teaching of Writing.” On Literacy and Its Teaching. Ed. Gail Hawisher and Anna Sorter. Albany: SUNY P, 1990. 174-89.