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Title: The Writing Process


1
The Writing Process
  • Prewriting to Publishing

2
Process This!
  • Writers follow a set of steps as they write.
  • The steps appear strict, but writers jump back to
    earlier stages as they work.

3
Prewriting
  • Mental warm-up
  • Gathering ideas to find a topic

4
What happens during Prewriting?
  • Choose a topic
  • Narrow your topic. You need a focus!
  • Determine your audience.
  • Examples females, football fans, children
    under ten, Bob
  • Determine your purpose.
  • Examples to persuade, to entertain, to inform

5
What happens during Prewriting?
  • 5. Complete an organizer
  • Examples Web, sensory chart

6
Drafting
  • Getting your ideas down on paper
  • Rough format of the final draft

7
What happens during Drafting?
  • Find a controlling idea so your paper has
    coherence
  • Make sure the paper has organization so your
    communication is clear.
  • Example Transition words (however, in
    conclusion, in contrast)
  • 3. Elaborate your details!
  • BONUS! Pull in readers with an exciting hook!

8
Revising
  • Correcting major errors
  • Improving the writings form and content
  • Major paper surgery

9
What Happens During Revising?
  • Check for word variety (use a thesaurus)
  • The cool party was cool. We ate cool food and
    drank cool drinks.
  • Vary sentence length
  • Try not to repeat sentence beginnings.
  • OMG! N2SBWTSW! No two sentences begin with the
    same word! ROTFL!

10
Editing and Proofreading
  • Polishing the writing by correcting errors in
    grammar, spelling, and mechanics.
  • Minor surgery.

11
What happens during Editing?
  • Check for conventions
  • Examples spelling, punctuation, capitals,
    completeness of sentences, and usage

12
Publishing and Presenting
  • Sharing your writing!
  • Heres Bob reading your paper!
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