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Writing workshop

  1. 1. Writing Workshop<br />
  2. 2. Writing Tips: General<br />Take yourself out of it: (don’t say, “I believe,” “in my opinion,” “I think,” etc..)<br />Don’t drag your reader into it, “our society,” “this happens to us,” “we go,” “you do this”<br />Do not use contractions<br />Write in the active voice: “Jessica threw the ball” not “The ball was thrown by Jessica”<br />Write to an audience: ME<br />Write what you know!<br />
  3. 3. Prewriting: getting the idea<br />Walk around, talk to yourself, take notes<br />Keep writing<br />Do bubbles, pictures, etc…<br />Make a specific outline<br />
  4. 4. Organization: 5 paragraph essay<br />I. Introduction: 2-3 sentences<br />Thesis is the last sentence, it answer the question that is proposed. <br />II. 1-3 Body paragraphs<br />First body paragraph:<br />Main idea that supports thesis<br />Specific detail 1 (could be a quote)<br />Development (connect how the details fits the main idea and thesis)<br />Specific detail 2 could be a quote)<br />Development (connect how the details fits the main idea and thesis)<br />Closing sentence: tie main idea to thesis and transition to next paragraph<br />III. Conclusion: <br />
  5. 5. Timed write: 40 minute write: Write four paragraphs<br /> <br />Introduction variation: <br /> <br />I. Introduction: <br />A. 2-3 sentences introducing general information about the topic<br />Thesis: the answer to the task<br /> <br />OR<br /> <br />Introduction: <br />Thesis: the answer to the task<br /> <br /> <br />First body paragraph:<br />First Main idea that supports thesis<br />Specific detail 1 (could be a quote)<br />Development (connect how the details fits the main idea and thesis)<br />Specific detail 2 could be a quote)<br />Development (connect how the details fits the main idea and thesis)<br />Closing sentence: tie main idea to thesis and transition to next paragraph<br /> <br />OR<br /> <br />First body paragraph:<br />First Main idea that supports thesis<br />Specific detail 1 (could be a quote)<br />Development (connect how the details fits the main idea and thesis)<br />Closing sentence: tie main idea to thesis and transition to next paragraph<br /> <br />
  6. 6. Second body paragraph:<br />Second Main idea that supports thesis<br />Specific detail 1 (could be a quote)<br />Development (connect how the details fits the main idea and thesis)<br />Specific detail 2 could be a quote)<br />Development (connect how the details fits the main idea and thesis)<br />Closing sentence: tie main idea to thesis and transition to next paragraph<br />OR<br /> <br />Second body paragraph:<br />Second Main idea that supports thesis<br />Specific detail 1 (could be a quote)<br />Development (connect how the details fits the main idea and thesis)<br />Closing sentence: tie main idea to thesis and transition to next paragraph<br />Conclusion: <br /> <br />Conclusion: (2-3) sentences:<br />Last closing arguments (1-2 sentences)<br />Restating the thesis<br /> <br />OR<br />Conclusion: (2-3) sentences:<br />Restate the thesis<br />
  7. 7. 25 minute Write: 2-3 paragraphs<br />I. Introduction: <br />A. 2-3 sentences introducing general information about the topic<br />Thesis: the answer to the task<br />OR<br />I. Introduction: <br />Thesis: the answer to the task<br /> <br />  <br />
  8. 8. First body paragraph:<br />First Main idea that supports thesis<br />Specific detail 1 (could be a quote)<br />Development (connect how the details fits the main idea and thesis)<br />Specific detail 2 could be a quote)<br />Development (connect how the details fits the main idea and thesis)<br />Closing sentence: tie main idea to thesis and transition to next paragraph<br />
  9. 9. Conclusion: <br /> <br />Conclusion: (2-3) sentences:<br />Last closing arguments (1-2 sentences)<br />Restating the thesis<br />OR<br />Conclusion: (2-3) sentences:<br />Restate the thesis<br />
  10. 10. Paragraph Write: <br />Main idea (serves as thesis)<br />Specific detail 1 (could be a quote)<br />Development (connect how the details fits the main idea)<br />Specific detail 2 could be a quote)<br />Development (connect how the details fits the main idea)<br />Closing sentence: tie back to main idea <br />
  11. 11. Okay so what is a specific detail?: Show DO NOT Tell<br />Telling: <br />My brother is talented.<br />Showing: <br />My brother modifies sports car engines, competes in ballroom dance tournaments, and analyzes chess algorithms.<br />
  12. 12. More fun examples: <br />Achilles is a war hero.<br />Achilles killed seven men at one time, fought the greatest Trojan warrior and killed him while arguing with the gods and dealing with the current of the river. <br />
  13. 13. Prompt<br />Some critics have argued that Homer condemns the tragic waste of warfare. Others have claimed that Homer celebrates warfare and the values of the warrior. Take a position on this widely debated issue, and present examples from the poem to support your position. (1 paragraph)<br />

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