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Prewriting

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

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