The Writing Process

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The Writing Process

  1. 1. The Writing Process<br />By: Roy Z. Gonzalez Torres<br /> Teacher candidate<br /> UPR Aguadilla <br />
  2. 2. What is the Writing Process?<br />The writing process is a series of activities that starts the moment you begin thinking about a topic and ends when the complete a final draft. These drafts contain additions, deletions, rewordings, and rearrangements.<br />
  3. 3. Choose a Topic<br />What are you going to write about?<br />Make sure your topic invites people to read your peace of writing.<br />Choose a topic that is juicy and full of information.<br />Always remember to be different; your purpose is to impact the reader, choose a different topic instead of common ones.<br />
  4. 4. Purposes of Writing<br />To inform a reader<br />To persuade a reader<br />To express yourself <br />To create a literary work<br />
  5. 5. Choose an audience<br />Audience consists on everyone who will read your writing, whether you are writing for academic, business, or civic purposes.<br />We write to the following audience:<br />Our peers (fellow students, professional colleagues, members of your community)<br />General audience (educated and experienced readers)<br />Specialized audience (people who have specialized knowledge of your topic)<br />Instructors or supervisors. <br />
  6. 6. Pre Writing Techniques<br />Free writing:<br />Means writing whatever comes into your mind about whatever topic that surfaces, without stopping to worry about whether your ideas are good or your spelling is correct. Your thoughts will emerge as you write.<br />
  7. 7. Pre Writing<br />Brainstorming <br />Means listening everything you can think of about a topic.<br />Gather your ideas.<br />
  8. 8. Pre Writing<br />Clustering<br />Also called mapping, is a visual form of brainstorming.<br />Write the topic in the center of the graphic organizer.<br />Used to subdivide and add details to your topic.<br />The following slide shows an example of clustering. <br />
  9. 9. Clustering<br />
  10. 10. Write a Thesis Statement<br />A thesis statement is the central message of an essay. <br />It reflects the content of your essay and guides your writing.<br />It includes the subtopics that will be supported on the body paragraphs.<br />Ex. Therefore, recycling is essential because it reduces deforestation, and reduces pollution.<br />
  11. 11. Outlining <br />An outline is a structured, sequential list of the contents of a text. <br />Sample Outline:<br />1. First main idea:<br />A. First subordinate idea<br />1. first reason or example<br />2. Second supporting detail<br />
  12. 12. Writing your essay<br />Rough draft:<br />It’s goal is to give you something to improve while revising.<br /> Revising, Editing, and Proofreading:<br />When you revise you move towards the final version of you essay.<br />By evaluating you add, cut, replace and rearrange material. <br />This is where you focus on content and spelling. <br />
  13. 13. Final draft<br />Here you’re almost finished.<br />Re check for spelling errors.<br />And proof read again.<br />Congratulations!!! You’ve finished your essay.<br />
  14. 14. Bibliography<br />Quintman, L, Hesse, D. 2007. “Quick Access: Reference for Writers”. New Jersey: Pearson Prentice Hall.<br />

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