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Writing Process - Exploring
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Northampton Community College. Writer's World: Paragraphs & Essays, 3rd essay.

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  • THE WRITER’S WORLD: Paragraphs & Essays, 3rd Edition.
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    • 1. E X P L O R I N G Y O U R T O P I C THE WRITING PROCESS
    • 2. WHAT IS EXPLORING • Scenario: You’re given a blank page and a subject and told to write. You think, “I don’t know what to write.” • Exploring helps you think about your subject before writing a paragraph or essay.
    • 3. UNDERSTAND YOUR ASSIGNMENT • How many words should I write? • What is the due date/time for the assignment? • Are there any special qualities that my writing should include?
    • 4. FOUR STEPS OF THE EXPLORATION PROCESS • Step 1 • Think about your topic. Decide what to write about. • Step 2 • Think about your audience. Consider your intended readers and what interests them. • Step 3 • Think about your purpose. Ask yourself what you want to write. • Step 4 • Try exploring strategies. Experiment with different ways to generate ideas.
    • 5. TOPICS/SUBJECTS • What you are writing about • Narrow the topic to find an area that interests you • Example: • Travel > Dangers of Travel • Ask yourself… • What special knowledge do I have about the topic? • What subtopics are most relevant to me? • What aspect of the topic arouses my emotions?
    • 6. FREEWRITING • Writing for a limited period of time without stopping • Purpose: Record first thoughts that come to mind • “I don’t know what to write.” • Don’t worry about grammar, spelling, etc. • Sandra’s Freewriting – p. 9 • Sandra’s Focused Writing – p. 9
    • 7. BRAINSTORMING • Create a list of ideas • Don’t be concerned with spelling, grammar • Jin’s Brainstorming – p. 9 • Jin’s Focused Brainstorming – p. 10
    • 8. QUESTIONING • Ask yourself a series of questions and write resposnes to them • Help you define and narrow your topic • Ask: who, what, when, where, why, how? • Clayton’s Questioning – p. 10
    • 9. CLUSTERING • Drawing a word map • Ideas are arranged in a visual image • Write the topic in the middle. Draw lines to connect ideas to the main topic. • Mahan’s Clustering – p. 11 • Mahan’s Focused Clustering – p. 11

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