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  1. 1. by John Henry Evans and Melissa Gordon
  2. 2. Student Learning Outcomes <ul><li>Students will feel more comfortable when given an essay topic </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be able to organize their thoughts using prewriting techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Students will understand what goes into a first draft </li></ul><ul><li>Students will understand the difference between global and local revisions </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be able to express their ideas in the best manner and order possible </li></ul><ul><li>Students will be able to recognize grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors in their own writing. </li></ul>
  3. 4. magic! Writing is not
  4. 5. Stages of Writing <ul><li>Prewriting </li></ul><ul><li>Drafting </li></ul><ul><li>Revising </li></ul><ul><li>Editing </li></ul>
  5. 6. Prewriting <ul><li>Prewriting is the process of coming up with ideas for your essay. </li></ul><ul><li>This is not formal, polished writing. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many prewriting techniques, but we will be discussing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brainstorming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Freewriting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clustering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Outlining </li></ul></ul>
  6. 7. Brainstorming Just think!
  7. 8. Freewriting Just write!
  8. 9. Clustering <ul><li>A way of narrowing your thoughts by connecting your ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Great techniques for visual learners </li></ul>
  9. 11. Try it!
  10. 12. Topics to choose from <ul><li>Who knows me best? </li></ul><ul><li>What do I worry about? </li></ul><ul><li>Something this school really needs is . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Why are soap operas so popular? </li></ul><ul><li>An unforgettable dream </li></ul><ul><li>My worst vacation </li></ul><ul><li>My first concert </li></ul>
  11. 13. Outlining <ul><li>Outlining comes after you already have the ideas for your paper. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a way of laying out your thoughts before you begin writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Use bullet points to write down each concept you want to mention in the order you want to mention them. </li></ul><ul><li>For more detail, see the Writing Center’s handout on outlining. </li></ul>
  12. 14. Drafting <ul><li>The draft is the first attempt to organize information. </li></ul><ul><li>Typically called a rough draft for a reason. </li></ul><ul><li>YOU WILL MAKE MISTAKES! </li></ul><ul><li>Your essay structure does not need to be perfect. </li></ul>Starring Tat and Rodell!
  13. 15. Try it! (again!)
  14. 16. Revising <ul><li>Reworking your essay so that the ideas are expressed in the best way possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Revising is not the editing stage. </li></ul>Global Revision Local Revision Content Structure Thesis Strong supporting points Grammar, spelling, etc.
  15. 17. Thesis Statements Workshop Wednesday, January 19 th 12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m.
  16. 18. Editing <ul><li>Editing is eliminating punctuation, grammar, and spelling mistakes. </li></ul><ul><li>Should be saved for the end of the writing process. </li></ul><ul><li>SpellCheck can be a false friend! </li></ul>
  17. 19. Checklist for Editing <ul><li>Have you read your work aloud to listen for problems? </li></ul><ul><li>Did you check every possible misspelling in a dictionary? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you avoided run-ons? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you using verbs, pronouns, and modifiers correctly? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you used your punctuation correctly? </li></ul><ul><li>Are your capital letters correct? </li></ul>
  18. 20. How did we do?