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    Russell writenow ch02 power point chapter 2 Russell writenow ch02 power point chapter 2 Presentation Transcript

    • McGraw-Hill 2 TheWriting Process
    • 2-22-2 McGraw-Hill Learning Outcomes In this chapter, you will learn techniques for…. • Discovering ideas about a topic. • Planning and organizing a written document. • Composing a document. • Getting appropriate feedback on a document. • Revising a document. • Editing a document. • Proofreading a document.
    • 2-32-3 McGraw-Hill Seven Steps of the Writing Process • 1. Discovering • 2. Planning • 3. Composing • 4. Getting feedback • 5. Revising • 6. Editing • 7. Proofreading
    • 2-42-4 McGraw-Hill 1. Discovering (LO 2.1) • Brainstorming • Listing • Freewriting • Questioning • Journaling • Sketching • Talking • Reading • Viewing
    • 2-52-5 McGraw-Hill 2. Planning (LO 2.2) • Narrowing your focus • Clustering • Creating a graphic organizer • Determining main points • Ordering ideas • Outlining (informal and formal)
    • 2-62-6 McGraw-Hill 3. Composing (LO 2.3) • Use your discovery and planning stage ideas to create a rough draft. • Use your cluster or outline as a guide. • Focus on the first four points of the rhetorical star. • Concentrate on getting your ideas on paper and not on the presentation.
    • 2-72-7 McGraw-Hill 3. Composing (contd.) • Write the easiest part first to build your confidence. • Don’t expect perfection. • Write until you’ve covered all of the main points you’ve planned to address. • Save your rough draft or place it in a safe location. • Take a break.
    • 2-82-8 McGraw-Hill 4. Getting Feedback (LO 2.4) • Conferences – Meet with your instructor for feedback. – Don’t expect your instructor to correct your paper for you. – Learn to revise and edit your own papers. • Peer review – Provide and accept constructive criticism. – Utilize peer review with writing on the job.
    • 2-92-9 McGraw-Hill 4. Getting Feedback (contd.) • Tips for Peer Reviewers – Consider the writer’s feelings. – Provide constructive criticism. • Tips for Writers – Communicate with the reviewer. – Take the suggestions in stride.
    • 2-102-10 McGraw-Hill 4. Getting Feedback (contd.) • Tips for working writing tutors – Have a rough draft ready. – Have your instructor’s directions handy. – Have specific questions in mind. – Keep an open mind and a positive attitude.
    • 2-112-11 McGraw-Hill 5. Revising (LO 2.5) • Adding and deleting ideas – Determine if all of the main points are covered. – Remove points that are unnecessary. – Watch for unneeded repetition. – Choose your main points carefully.
    • 2-122-12 McGraw-Hill 5. Revising (contd.) • Developing – Check to make sure you have enough details and examples to support your main points. – Try additional discovery techniques. – Make sure you have enough support to prove your thesis.
    • 2-132-13 McGraw-Hill 5. Revising (contd.) • Arranging – Determine if the order of your ideas makes sense. – Move sentences or paragraphs around to create the best flow. – Consider saving different versions of your draft if you’re working on a computer.
    • 2-142-14 McGraw-Hill 6. Editing (LO 2.6) • Sentence Structure – Determine if sentences sound awkward. – Check for sentences of varying length. – Watch for choppy sentences. – Clarify long, unclear sentences.
    • 2-152-15 McGraw-Hill 6. Editing (contd.) • Grammar – Check for subject/verb agreement. – Look for the proper use of pronouns. – Determine if the adjectives selected provide enough description. – Watch for correct adverb usage.
    • 2-162-16 McGraw-Hill 6. Editing (contd.) • Punctuation – Check for ending punctuation. – Make sure quotation marks are used correctly. – Look for semicolon, colon, and comma usage. – Determine if special punctuation marks are appropriate for the writing.
    • 2-172-17 McGraw-Hill 6. Editing (contd.) • Spelling – Use a spelling check tool. – Make sure to watch for spelling issues that would not be caught with the spelling check tool. • Mechanics – Check capitalization. – Look for abbreviated words. – Make sure numbers are spelled out if needed.
    • 2-182-18 McGraw-Hill 6. Editing (contd.) • Editing marks – Use editing marks to help edit documents. – Instructors may use them when grading.
    • 2-192-19 McGraw-Hill 7. Proofreading (LO 2.7) • Check the smallest details. • Read your paper aloud. • Consider reading from the last sentence to the first sentence. • Get an additional peer review for further feedback. • Review the paper guidelines provided by your instructor.