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  • 1. ENG 101 – QVCC Spring 2010
    Drafting your essay
  • 2. Step One: Preparing to write
    Brainstorm
    Mind maps
    Sketches
    scribbles
    List
    Lists of related topics, ideas, words, etc.
    Scrapbooking/Journal
    Collect related items or write about related topics
    Freewrite
    Timed writing on what you already know/think about our topic
  • 3. Mindmaps
    Photo Courtesy of Hello, Creative Studies
  • 4. Formal Mindmaps
    Photo Courtesy of mymindmaps.net
  • 5. Step Two: Outline
    Thesis
    Do not move on until this is solid
    Outline
    Formal or informal
    Remember this may change; that’s okay!
    Can be as detailed as you like or just cover basic points
  • 6. Step Three: First Draft
    Follow your outline
    Don’t stop to correct yourself – just write
  • 7. Step Four: Revise
    Major Revision
    Organization, section arrangement, essay as a whole
    Minor Revision
    Focus on passages/paragraphs
    Editing
    Grammar, spelling, mechanics, punctuation
    Proofreading
    Details and final appearance
    Spelling, typographical errors, format
  • 8. Tips for writing
    Easier to shorten than to lengthen
    No more than 2 drafts
    Take your time
    Stay organized
    Review LWC pgs. 1-44