Workshop Leaders: Jose and Sul
SLOs (Student Learning Outcomes)
- Objectives of the Workshop:
- By the end of this workshop, you should be able to
- Use at least one method of PREWRITING.
- Understand the difference between a DRAFT and REVISING.
- Learn at least one method of REVISING.
- Learn at least one method of EDITING.
What is the Writing Process?
- The Writing Process is made up of the FOUR steps to complete a work of writing:
- You have just completed your prewriting on your delicious dessert.
- What did you come up with in your brainstorm?
Types of Prewriting
- NOTE: Try them all out. Choose the one that works best for you.
- You just composed of list of ingredients at the start of the workshop.
- Lists are easy to do, and our brains like to make lists, so it relaxes your mind as you do it.
LISTING FOR FLAN
- Clustering is for visual learners.
- It allows you to “see” the connections easily.
- It prevents you from writing in complete sentences, reducing the amount of things you need to process as you start your brainstorming.
We chose FLAN!
Our Dessert: FLAN
- Here is some information you might not have known about FLAN:
- Flan is a French word that means “flat bread” or “flat cake”.
- Flan can come in a different variety of flavors, including Vanilla, Chocolate, Pumpkin, Pineapple, Coconut, and even Asparagus!
Flan Ingredients Sugar Eggs Milk Caramel Preparation Process Preheat Oven to 325º Condensed Evaporated
- Go ahead and use a CLUSTER on your dessert.
- In FREEWRITING, you write whatever comes to your mind without worrying about punctuation or grammar.
- You do write in complete sentences.
- You can handwrite it or on the computer if you are a strong typer.
STEP 2: DRAFTING
- Typed using complete sentences.
- Organize into paragraphs as best as you can.
- Try to get to page requirement if you can.
- Don’t worry about grammar or punctuation.
- Remember, it’s a draft NOT a final copy ready to turn in.
STEP 3: REVISING
- The MOST IMPORTANT step in the Writing Process.
- This is where your paper goes from being rough to almost complete.
- What to look for when Revising:
- Check your THESIS Statement
- THESIS STATEMENT WORKSHOP
- Make sure you have written enough support for your ideas. If not, add more support or specific examples.
- REREAD the prompt if you have to. Make sure you are following the prompt requirements.
- Take it to the Writing Center with plenty of time!
- Show it to one of your peers in your class (someone you trust).
STEP 4: EDITING
- Now you start looking at the PUNCTUATION and GRAMMAR. This is where you POLISH your paper.
- Make sure there are no FRAGMENTS.
- Check your other PUNCTUATION such as apostrophes, semi-colons, and dashes.
- Bring your paper to THE WRITING CENTER at least a few days before it’s due.
- Spell check it. MS Word is mostly reliable.
THE PROCESS IS DONE!
- PLEASE FILL OUT A WORKSHOP EVULATION FORM BEFORE YOU LEAVE.