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The Writing Process. Don’t wait until the last minute! Establish a schedule that works for you Break down your writing task Expect surprises Expect to do more than one draft. Drafting. Think of an assignment as a problem to be solved. Write it out in a single sentence.

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drafting

Don’t wait until the last minute!

  • Establish a schedule that works for you
  • Break down your writing task
  • Expect surprises
  • Expect to do more than one draft
Drafting
writer s block

Think of an assignment as a problem to be solved. Write it out in a single sentence.

  • Stop trying. Take a break. Come back refreshed.
  • Free write, brainstorm, outline
  • Research what others have said
Writer’s Block
assessing your own writing

When writing for yourself – don’t worry

  • Personal writing = length
  • When writing for others…
    • Make sure your points come across clearly
    • What needs work? What still needs work? What do you need to say more (or less) of?
Assessing Your Own Writing
reviewing your writing

Focus

    • Thesis
    • Introduction & Conclusion
  • Support
    • Reasons, Evidence
  • Organization
  • Clarity
Reviewing Your Writing
getting responses

Others can point out problems that you do not see in your own text

  • Answer specific questions you may have about the audience of your text
Getting Responses
revising

Major changes to the essay

  • Layered
    • Whole-Text
    • Details
  • Give yourself time to revise
  • Sharpen your focus
  • Strengthen the argument
  • Clarify
  • Rewriting – pg. 239
Revising
editing

Details

    • Paragraphs, Sentences, etc.
  • Paragraphs
  • Sentences
  • Words
Editing