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  • Essential for what??
  • Purpose determines the style of your writing. For example, if you want to describe something, you use descriptive language or if you want to give information, you use informative language.
  • This stage will be discussed in detail in third unit. Do not cover all now.
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  • UNIT-1 The Writing Process
  • Process Writing
    • Means learning how to write working through several steps.
  • Why do we need a writing process ?
    • It can help writers organize their thoughts.
    • It can help writers avoid frustration.
    • It can help writers use their time productively and efficiently.
  • Stages of the Writing Process
    • There are several stages to the Writing Process. Each stage is essential.
      • Prewriting
      • Drafting
      • Revising & Editing
      • Final draft
  • STEP- I : Prewriting
    • Determine your
        • * Audience
        • * Purpose
    • Explore your topic and brainstorm.
    • Make a plan
  • Determine Your Audience
    • Your Audience is composed of those who will read your writing.
    • Ask yourself:
      • Who are my readers?
      • What do my readers know about my topic?
      • What do my readers need to know about my topic?
      • How do my readers feel about my topic?
      • What do my readers expect?
        • Logical presentation of ideas
        • Correct grammar and spelling
        • Accurate information
        • Followed directions of the assignment!!!
          • What are my length requirements?
          • What is my time limit?
          • What format should be used?
  • Determine Your Purpose
    • Purpose is the reason you are writing.
    • Whenever you write, you always have a purpose . Most writing has the following purposes :
      • to explain
      • to give information
      • to argue
      • to communicate…
  • Planning Before you begin drafting you r writing , you should make a plan (a roadmap).
    • Academic Paragraph Outline Form
    • I- Topic sentence: ____________________
    • II- Supporting Sentences:
    • A)     Supporting point: ___________________
    • o   Supporting detail: ________________
    • B)    Supporting Point: ___________________
    • o   Supporting detail: ________________
    • C)    Supporting Point: ___________________
    • o      Supporting detail: _____________
    • III- Concluding sentence : _______________
  • STEP-2: Draft ing
    • After getting ideas about our topic and making a plan, it is time to start writing. While writing our rough draft, remember these:
      • Don’t worry about writing the ‘perfect’ paper for the first time.
      • Our goal is to develop the ideas we listed in our outline .
      • Don’t focus on spelling and grammar, we can ch e ck this later in the writing process.
  • STEP-3: Revising & Editing
    • Revising is finding & correcting problems with content ; changing the ideas in your writing to make them clearer, stronger, and more convincing.
    • Revising looks at the “Big Picture”—the Idea level.
    Content and Organization Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, etc. REVISING EDITING
  • Revision Tips
    • Take a break from your draft before attempting to revise.
    • Read your draft out loud and listen to your words.
    • Imagine yourself as your reader.
    • Look for problematic areas.
    • Get feedback from peers.
    • Get help from your teacher !
  • Editing
    • Editing is finding and correcting problems with grammar, style, word choice & usage, and punctuation.
    • Editing focuses on the “Little Picture”—Word level.
  • Editing Tips
    • Work with a clean printed copy, double-spaced so that you can easily correct your mistakes.
    • Rea d y our paragraph out loud once more.
    • Be cautious of spell-check and grammar-check.
    • Get feedback from peers.
  • STEP-4: Final Draft
    • The last step is turning in the final draft of our paragraph.
    • Is it written on A4 paper?
    • Did you pay attention to your teacher’s comments in your draft?
    • Did you write neatly?
  • HERE IS A SUMMARY