The Writing Process:      Invention
Invention Strategies• Classical topics                        Record ideas• Stasis questions                             w...
Invention Strategies
Critical Questions• What is _____ similar to?• What is _____ different from?• Is _____ most unlike (like) what?
Critical Questions• What causes _____?• What are the effects of _____?• What is the purpose of _____?• What comes before (...
Critical Questions• Is there an issue?• How did it begin and what are its causes?• What changed to create the issue?• Who ...
Critical Questions• What exactly is the issue?• What is it not?• What kind of an issue is it?
Invention Strategies                       Record ideas                            without                         revisin...
Freewrite & Brainstorm • Set a timer for five to ten minutes • Look at the topic and think about it briefly • Now ready? S...
Freewrite & Brainstorm • No stopping, no editing (similar to freewriting) • Note key words or short phrases in list form u...
Invention Strategies                      Map                      &Invent &organize ideas                      clustervis...
Map & Cluster                                               Politics            Modern                                    ...
Invention Strategies             Keep             a                                Write             journal        person...
Keep a Journal• Write personal explorations and reflections on ideas• Ask some of these questions:    • Why is this import...
Invention Strategies• Classical topics                        Record ideas• Stasis questions                             w...
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Invention

  1. 1. The Writing Process: Invention
  2. 2. Invention Strategies• Classical topics Record ideas• Stasis questions without• Tagmemics revising or proofreading Map Keep & aInvent & Writeorganize ideas cluster journal personalvisually to explore explorationsrelationships & or reflectionsprocesses on ideas
  3. 3. Invention Strategies
  4. 4. Critical Questions• What is _____ similar to?• What is _____ different from?• Is _____ most unlike (like) what?
  5. 5. Critical Questions• What causes _____?• What are the effects of _____?• What is the purpose of _____?• What comes before (after) _____?
  6. 6. Critical Questions• Is there an issue?• How did it begin and what are its causes?• What changed to create the issue?• Who is involved?
  7. 7. Critical Questions• What exactly is the issue?• What is it not?• What kind of an issue is it?
  8. 8. Invention Strategies Record ideas without revising or proofreading
  9. 9. Freewrite & Brainstorm • Set a timer for five to ten minutes • Look at the topic and think about it briefly • Now ready? Set? Write! • Dont stop! Don’t edit! • Keep your fingers typing or your pen moving for your time limit
  10. 10. Freewrite & Brainstorm • No stopping, no editing (similar to freewriting) • Note key words or short phrases in list form under your subject (instead of free-flowing paragraph) • Look at the topic and think about it • Now ready? Set? Write! • Keep your list going for your time limit.
  11. 11. Invention Strategies Map &Invent &organize ideas clustervisually to explorerelationships &processes
  12. 12. Map & Cluster Politics Modern uses• Rather than writing a free- Persuasion Communication flowing paragraph or list of concepts, start with a central word• As related concepts pop in your Rhetoric head, indicate them as branches, arrows, bubbles, etc. History Types• You may have an “ah ha!” moment Ancient Academic Professional Greece What is the connection here?
  13. 13. Invention Strategies Keep a Write journal personal explorations or reflections on ideas
  14. 14. Keep a Journal• Write personal explorations and reflections on ideas• Ask some of these questions: • Why is this important to me? • How does it relate to me? • How do I feel about it? • Do I feel good/bad/indifferent about it? Why? • How does this affect me daily? • How might my connection to this change in the future? • How did I feel about this in the past?
  15. 15. Invention Strategies• Classical topics Record ideas• Stasis questions without• Tagmemics revising or proofreading Map Keep & aInvent & Writeorganize ideas cluster journal personalvisually to explore explorationsrelationships & or reflectionsprocesses on ideas
  16. 16. The End

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