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  • 1. Workshop Leaders: Jose and Sul
  • 2. SLOs (Student Learning Outcomes)
    • Objectives of the Workshop:
    • By the end of this workshop, you should be able to
    • do the following:
    • 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.
  • 3. What is the Writing Process?
    • The Writing Process is made up of the FOUR steps to complete a work of writing:
    • 1) PREWRITING
    • 2) DRAFTING
    • 3) REVISING
    • 4) EDITING
  • 4. Prewriting
    • Exercise 1
    • You have just completed your prewriting on your delicious dessert.
    • What did you come up with in your brainstorm?
  • 5. Types of Prewriting
    • Clustering
    • Listing
    • Freewriting
    • Outlining
    • NOTE: Try them all out. Choose the one that works best for you.
  • 6. LISTING
    • 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.
  • 7. LISTING FOR FLAN
    • What kind of flan?
    • Vanilla
    • Eggs
    • Condensed Milk
    • Sugar
    • Plastic little cups
    • Small sauce pan
    • Caramel
  • 8. CLUSTERING
    • 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.
  • 9. We chose FLAN!
  • 10. 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!
  • 11. Flan Ingredients Sugar Eggs Milk Caramel Preparation Process Preheat Oven to 325º Condensed Evaporated
  • 12. CLUSTERING
    • Now you try one!
    • Go ahead and use a CLUSTER on your dessert.
  • 13. OUTLINING
    • I. Flan
      • A. Ingredients
        • 1. Eggs
        • 2. Sugar
        • 3. Condensed Milk
        • B. Materials
        • 1. Plastic Cups
  • 14. FREEWRITING
    • 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.
  • 15. STEP 2: DRAFTING
    • ROUGH DRAFT
      • 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.
  • 16. STEP 3: REVISING
    • The MOST IMPORTANT step in the Writing Process.
    • This is where your paper goes from being rough to almost complete.
  • 17. REVISING
    • What to look for when Revising:
    • Check your THESIS Statement
  • 18. WORKSHOP
    • THESIS STATEMENT WORKSHOP
    • On
    • 3/30/11
    • 6:00-7:00p.m.
  • 19. REVISING
    • Check your ORGANIZATION
    • 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).
  • 20. REVISING
    • EXERCISE
  • 21. STEP 4: EDITING
    • Now you start looking at the PUNCTUATION and GRAMMAR. This is where you POLISH your paper.
    • Check all your commas.
    • Make sure there are no FRAGMENTS.
    • Check your VERB TENSES
    • Check your other PUNCTUATION such as apostrophes, semi-colons, and dashes.
    • Check your MLA FORMAT
  • 22. WORKSHOP
    • RUN-ON SENTENCES
    • On
    • 4/26/11
    • 2:00-3:00p.m.
  • 23. WORKSHOP
    • MLA FORMAT
    • On
    • 4/27/11
    • 6:00p.m.-7:00p.m.
  • 24. EDITING
    • Bring your paper to THE WRITING CENTER at least a few days before it’s due.
    • Spell check it. MS Word is mostly reliable.
  • 25. THE PROCESS IS DONE!
    • THE PAPER IS FINISHED.
    • TURN IT IN AND RELAX!
  • 26.
    • PLEASE FILL OUT A WORKSHOP EVULATION FORM BEFORE YOU LEAVE.