Chapter 2 What Writing Is

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Chapter 2 What Writing Is

  1. 1. Chapter 2What Writing Is and Is Not
  2. 2. Writing is… A dynamic process. Changes as your thoughts andinformation changes. Takes time. Means making judgment calls. Grows in bits and pieces and largespurts.
  3. 3. Writing is not… A mysterious process. Simply following a magic formula. Completed in the first attempt.
  4. 4. THE WRITING PROCESS@ WORK
  5. 5. Research Talking with people Consulting notes Collaborating with co-workers Getting briefings Internet searches Reading periodicals Contacting vendors …etc.
  6. 6. Planning Pre-Writing Process◦ Clustering◦ Brainstorming◦ Outlining Use whatever planning process worksbest for you. Everyone is different.
  7. 7. Drafting Putting your ideas onto paper Key Questions◦ Page 37: Things to ask yourself when youread your draft. Guidelines◦ Page 37
  8. 8. Revising Fixing up your draft for content.◦ Allow enough time to revise.◦ Rethink your main ideas and structure.◦ Key Questions – page 38-39
  9. 9. Editing Fixing grammatical errors, syntax, andother mechanical issues. Editing Guidelines – page 42-51 Tip: Having someone else read yourwork before sending it out will alwayshelp! Tip 2: It is extremely important thatyou edit work you hand in for thisclass!
  10. 10. CASE STUDY:A “BEFORE” AND“AFTER” REVISIONPages 39-40

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