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  • 1. McGraw-Hill 7Explaining a Process: Cultures &Traditions
  • 2. 7-27-2 McGraw-Hill Learning Outcomes • Identify real world applications for explaining a process in writing. • Understand the steps for explaining a process. • Interpret images, readings and processes related to cultures and traditions.
  • 3. 7-37-3 McGraw-Hill Learning Outcomes (contd.) • Analyze the rhetorical situation for explaining a process. • Apply the steps for explaining a process to writing.
  • 4. 7-47-4 McGraw-Hill Real World Applications (LO 7.1) School • You may need to write about a scientific process. • You may need to write step-by-step instructions for a procedure related to your major.
  • 5. 7-57-5 McGraw-Hill Real World Applications (contd.) Daily Life • You may need to provide instructions to a babysitter or pet sitter. • You may want to write out the steps of a recipe.
  • 6. 7-67-6 McGraw-Hill Real World Applications (contd.) Career • You may need to leave directions for someone who fills in for you while you are away from the office. • You may need to help create a manual for new employees.
  • 7. 7-77-7 McGraw-Hill Steps for Explaining a Process (LO 7.2) • Begin with a clear title and introduction. • Include a list of materials. • Explain each step in chronological order. • Define special terms. • Give helpful tips or warnings, as needed. • Include visual aids as needed. • End with a decisive conclusion.
  • 8. 7-87-8 McGraw-Hill Culture and Traditions (LO 7.3) Writing about an image • Consider the images in the chapter. • Determine what cultural traditions are represented. • Decide what process is being performed. • Determine how the images relate to your own culture and traditions.
  • 9. 7-97-9 McGraw-Hill Culture and Traditions (contd.) Media connection for explaining processes • Watch, read, or listen to the media suggested by the text for examples of process analysis. • Exploring media may help you better understand methods for explaining a process. • Give credit to sources.
  • 10. 7-107-10 McGraw-Hill The Rhetorical Star (LO 7.4) Subject • Select a topic appropriate for a college-level audience. • Make sure you are very familiar with the process you select. • Ensure the process is not too easy or too difficult.
  • 11. 7-117-11 McGraw-Hill The Rhetorical Star (contd.) Audience • Determine who your readers are. • Decide if you want the readers to perform the process or simply understanding it. • Too much detail is better than too little.
  • 12. 7-127-12 McGraw-Hill The Rhetorical Star (contd.) Purpose • Determine if you are instructing or informing. • Instructional processes tell the reader how to make or do something. • Informative processes tell the reader how something works, how a process is done, or how something is made. • Keep your purpose in mind throughout the essay.
  • 13. 7-137-13 McGraw-Hill The Rhetorical Star (contd.) Strategy • Explain the process. • Determine if additional strategies are necessary to enhance the explanation.
  • 14. 7-147-14 McGraw-Hill The Rhetorical Star (contd.) Design • Decide if you need to use a paragraph format or a list of numbered steps. • Determine if additional headings or pictures would help the reader better understand the process.
  • 15. 7-157-15 McGraw-Hill Applying the Writing Process (LO 7.5) Discovering • Use the readings, images, and other media suggestions to help select a process. • Try making a list of possible processes. • Select a process you are already familiar with. • Consider making a rough sketch of the process or procedure to help with the writing process.
  • 16. 7-167-16 McGraw-Hill Applying the Writing Process (contd.) Planning • Make a list of the supporting points you would like to use. • Number your points from most to least persuasive. • Organize your ideas with a graphic organizer or outline. • Create a list or outline to help organize your ideas. • Follow a chronological sequence
  • 17. 7-177-17 McGraw-Hill Applying the Writing Process (contd.) Composing • Write a first draft of your process. • Don’t worry about grammar and punctuation during this phase. • Remember to keep your overall point in mind as you write.
  • 18. 7-187-18 McGraw-Hill Applying the Writing Process (contd.) Getting Feedback • Have someone read your rough draft. • Use the peer review questions to gather feedback from your reviewer. • Get a second opinion, if possible. • Ask your reviewer to identify any steps that may be unclear.
  • 19. 7-197-19 McGraw-Hill Applying the Writing Process (contd.) Revising • Using the feedback, revise your process analysis. • Make sure the steps are clear and organized chronologically. • Go through the process in your head to make sure that you have not left out any important steps or warnings.
  • 20. 7-207-20 McGraw-Hill Applying the Writing Process (contd.) Editing • Read your process again. • Look for errors in grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. • Focus on the chronological order and action verbs to ensure they are clear to the reader.
  • 21. 7-217-21 McGraw-Hill Applying the Writing Process (contd.) Proofreading • Read your process at least one more time. • Check for typographical errors that may interfere with the reader’s understanding of your process.