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Writing Process English II. Things you do during prewriting. Choose your topic Identify your audience Identify your purpose Gather details to support your topic. AUDIENCE. ANYONE who is going to read your work Knowing your audience determines: a. Information included b. Word choice

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things you do during prewriting

Things you do during prewriting

Choose your topic

Identify your audience

Identify your purpose

Gather details to support your topic

audience
AUDIENCE
  • ANYONE who is going to read your work
  • Knowing your audience determines:

a. Information included

b. Word choice

c. Details (Will you need to convince your audience?)

d. Formal/informal

purpose
PURPOSE

What is the PURPOSE of your writing?

a. Inform

b. Explain

c. Entertain

d. Persuade

These are the FOUR purposes.

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SUMMARY: Knowing your PURPOSE determines

a. Information included

b. Word choice

c. Details (Will you need to convince your audience?)

d. Formal/informal

pre writing
PRE-WRITING

SUMMARY: What do we do?

  • Choose your topic
  • Identify your audience
  • Identify yourpurpose
  • Gather details and ideas to support your topic
pre writing strategies
PRE-WRITING STRATEGIES
  • Free writing
  • Brainstorming
  • Clustering
  • Asking questions/research
drafting
DRAFTING
  • Turn ideas into sentences
  • Decide on order of details
  • Your writing begins to look like a formal piece of writing
main idea
MAIN IDEA
  • The main point the paper is trying to prove or support
        • Topic sentence –define
        • Thesis statement (or CLAIM) --

define

style
STYLE
  • Formal?
  • Informal?

Often determined by PURPOSE

organizational methods
ORGANIZATIONAL METHODS
  • Chronological order
  • Spatial order
  • Compare and contrast
  • Emphatic order (Order of importance)
  • Pro and Con (lists)
revising
REVISING
  • CONTENT LEVEL CHANGES
    • Unity? Does it all stay on topic?
    • Coherence? Does it flow?

Why is this step important?

editing proof reading
EDITING / PROOF-READING
  • MECHANICS: details
    • Spelling
    • Grammar
    • Punctuation
    • Capitalization

Why is this step important?

presenting
PRESENTING
  • What is presenting?
  • What you do for a
    • Written copy?
    • Oral presentation?
    • Power Point?

Why is this step important?

cyclical process
CYCLICAL PROCESS
  • CYCLICAL --revisit each stage as needed.
  • It in NOT a linear (straight line) process.