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“Writing does not so much contribute to thinking as provide an occasion for thinking.” Bizzell. What is Process Writing?. Creative act Requires time Continuous feedback is necessary . Advantages .

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“Writing does not so much contribute to thinking

as provide an occasion for thinking.”

Bizzell

what is process writing
What is Process Writing?
  • Creative act
  • Requires time
  • Continuous feedback is necessary
advantages
Advantages
  • Teacher becomes reader as opposed to marker
  • Attention paid to WHAT is written instead of language errors
  • Research shows that feedback between drafts is more useful than a composition that is returned with corrections on it
  • Stages not linear – overlapping parts of a recursive process
stages of process writing
Stages of Process Writing
  • Prewriting – Think
  • Drafting – Write
  • Revising – Make it Better
  • Proofreading / Editing – Make it Correct
  • Final Copy

Sunday, November 27 – Teacher introduces task in class

prewriting
Prewriting
  • Decide on a topic
  • Consider audience
  • Brainstorm ideas freely

No attention to spelling, punctuation, or mechanics

  • Research
drafting 3 drafts and final copy
Drafting3 drafts and final copy

First Draft:

  • Write into sentences and paragraphs
  • Use your own words – no plagiarism allowed
  • “Rough Draft”, “Sloppy Copy”
  • Word Count
first draft
First Draft

Tuesday, November 29 – Students submit first draft

  • Score sheets – 2 points

1 point – turned in on time

1 point – word count

Saturday, December 3 – Teacher gives feedback on content

Student uses feedback to improve writing

second draft revising content
Second DraftRevising Content
  • Read what you have written aloud to see if it reads smoothly
  • Rearrange parts of it
  • Take out or add parts
  • Replace overused or unclear words and phrases
revising content a r r r
Revising ContentA.R.R.R.
  • Adding – What else does the reader need to know?
  • Rearranging – Is the information in the most logical and effective order? (Intro/main body/conclusion)

R. Removing – What unnecessary bits of information are in this piece of writing?

  • What words or phrases could be replaced by clearer or stronger expressions?
second draft
Second Draft

Monday, December 5 -- Students submit second draft

Score sheets – 2 points

  • 1 point = on time
  • 1 point = corrections / improvements
peer editing
Peer Editing
  • Wednesday, December 7 – in class
  • Use second draft
  • Choose a classmate to proofread writing
  • First reading -- Proofreader reads the piece completely for content.
  • Second reading – read for mechanics, use checklist, write comments on it (not on actual writing)
  • Critical to process – When proofreader asks for clarification
proofreading editing
Proofreading / Editing
  • Does the piece read smoothly? Is it logical?
  • Is there an introduction and conclusion?
  • Check the word count
  • Sentences complete and correct?
  • Spelling
  • Capitalization
  • Punctuation
  • Words used correctly?
third draft
Third Draft

Sunday, December 11 – Students submit third draft

Score sheets – 2 points

  • 1 point = on time
  • 1 point = corrections / improvements

Tuesday, December 13 – Teacher gives feedback on all aspects of writing

final copy
Final Copy

Saturday, December 17 –

Students submit final copy

Marked with Writing Rubric that is

used for Mid-term and Final Exam

final copy1
Final Copy

Tuesday, December 20

  • Teacher shows marks to students
  • Teacher submits marks to Registrar