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  • 1. Choosing Your Pre-writing MethodMs. SmithEnglish 111
  • 2. Before watching thisslidecast● You should have: ○ watched the video on pre-writing methods in the Blackboard class shell● For additional information, use your textbook for help. Enokson: Writing Assignment: Pre-writing
  • 3. To successfully pre-write:● Do know why its helpful to pre-write● Dont worry about spelling● Dont worry about grammar● Tip: Pre-writing is about getting the information down, not worrying about writing it perfectly.
  • 4. To review:3 Types of pre-writing:● Brainstorming● Free-writing● Clustering Tim Lewis: Writing Santa
  • 5. Brainstorming● Can also be called "listing"● Think about bullet-points SMWLDN Brainstorm
  • 6. Free-writing● Need a timer● Writing without stopping for 3-5 minutes● Looks like one BIG paragraph PhotoSteve101: Metallic Ballpen Tips
  • 7. Clustering● Visual Map● Circle in middle of page● Other circles branch off that main circle in clusters● Also called "mind mapping" Sami Keinanen: Writing Cards
  • 8. How to choose the bestmethod for you● Think about: ○ how you learn ○ how you process information ○ how you take notes Rennett Stowe: Tapping a Pencil
  • 9. Brainstorming checklist:1. Do you like writing lists?2. Do you take a shopping list to the grocery store? Jeanbaptisteparis. Aix Brainstorming.
  • 10. Free-writing checklist:1. Do you write about your day?2. Do you write to figure things out?3. Do you like to write really quickly? Matthew Ragan: Feb. Challenge Day 20
  • 11. Clustering checklist:1. Are you a "visual learner"?2. Do you like to "see" how something works to understand it?3. Do you like visuals and diagrams? Jonny Goldstein:. About Me Mind Map.
  • 12. Good news!● Easy to try more than one● Try them out for size, and see which one fits you best! Elvert Barnes: Hands Pen Paper
  • 13. To review:● Listmaker Brainstormer● Quick writer Free-writer● Visual learner Clusterer
  • 14. Works CitedBarnes, Elvert, and Elvert Xavier Barnes Photography. Hands Pen Paper. Digital image. Flickr. N.p., 18 Sept. 2005. CreativeCommons. Web. 26 June SMWLDN Brainstorm. Digital image. Flickr. N.p., 23 Nov. 2011. Creative Commons. Web. 26 June 2012.Enokson. Writing Assingment: Pre-writing. Digital image. Flickr. N.p., 24 Feb. 2010. Creative Commons. Web. 26 June 2012.Goldstein, Jonny. About Me Mind Map. Digital image. Flickr. N.p., 28 Jan. 2009. Creative Commons. Web. 26 June 2012.Jeanbaptisteparis. Aix Brainstorming. Digital image. Flickr. N.p., 8 Jan. 2008. Creative Commons. Web. 26 June 2012.Keinanen, Sami. Writing Cards. Digital image. Flickr. N.p., 21 Apr. 2007. Creative Commons. Web. 26 June 2012.Lewis, Tim. Writing Santa. Timlewisnm. Digital image. Flickr. N.p., 30 Nov. 2009. Creative Commons. Web. 26 June 2012.Photosteve101. Metallic Ballpen Tips. Digital image. Flickr. N.p., 5 Feb. 2011. Creative Commons. Web. 26 June 2012.Ragan, Matthew. Feb. Challenge Day 20. Digital image. Flickr. N.p., 20 Feb. 2012. Creative Commons. Web. 26 June 2012.Stowe, Rennett. Tapping a Pencil. Digital image. Flickr. N.p., 30 Oct. 2008. Creative Commons. Web. 26 June 2012.