Writing- The writing process
When you are going to write something in English or in
Spanish, it is very important to follow 3 steps:
1) Pre-writing: what am I going to write about? Think of the task carefully.
Do some brainstorming and write down some ideas or keywords . Think of
paragraph distribution. For example: if you are talking in past about your
favourite trip, prepare an
INTRODUCTION, A BODY (with 3-4 ideas) AND A CONCLUSION.
It is very important to organize what you are going to write. Each idea in a
different paragraph (for example one paragraph to talk about the travel
arrangements, the flight…another paragraph to talk about the accommodation,
another paragraph to talk about what you did, and another paragraph to talk
about an anecdote…If it’s for example an email, you must use the typical
expressions of an email.
Think first about the info and THEN START WRITING YOUR DRAFT.
It is important not to communicate complex ideas, you can’t. Don’t translate from
Spanish into English.
2) While-writing: follow your draft and start writing your final version
making improvements on your draft. Use CONNECTORS to give
coherence to your writing, be careful with punctuation, use your notes to
write your compositions (useful vocabulary and structures related to the
topic), pay attention to grammar and how you organize your ideas.
3) After-writing: take a break, a kit kat or go for a walk. Then come back and
start revising your writing. THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART.
Organization and coherence (is everything well organized? Is it clear?)
Use of connectors (are connectors appropriate? Is their sense correct?)
Punctuation (read it aloud, comas, dots, exclamations…not long sentences)
Information (is the information correct? Did I answer to the task? Do I
want to add something?)
Variety (Have I used new vocabulary and structures? Did I used my notes
to use new things?)
Revise it AGAIN and AGAIN.
WRITING IS NOT SOMETHING YOU CAN DO IN A HURRY!
WORK ON THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND DON’T FORGET: READING,
READING, READING…THE MORE YOU READ, THE BETTER