1. When I am given a writing
task, I usually begin
a. by brainstorming or outlining just to get ideas
b. by writing the whole paper.
2. When I write sentences, I
a. do the pre-writing stage without worrying
about grammar and word choice.
b. worry that I am making mistakes, so I edit as I
3. I usually plan about
a. the big picture such as the thesis or the topic
b. words I want to use.
4. Most of the time when I
get stuck in writing, I usually
a. read what I have written and use other
b. panic, and I cannot think straight.
5. When I make changes in
my paper, I usually
a. review the content and organization first
and grammar last.
b. edit grammar and word choice.
6. I believe that good writing
a. at least two drafts.
b. the first draft to be the final draft.
7. When I discover a major
problem in my paper,
a. am willing to write it over or discard
parts I have written.
b. pray that the teacher will not notice.
8. When I have time to edit
a. I do it after I have revised for content
b. I do it as I write each word.
-take time to think of the “forest” before the
-brainstorm and free write to choose or narrow
down a topic
-do not worry about grammar in their initial
-take time to revise for content and organization
-do editing as the last stage in the writing
-generates ideas as you write and edit their papers
-do not move to the next sentence unless the
previous sentence is perfect
-experiences writer block
-thinking too many things at the same time
-does not have a second or third draft
-believe that each sentence has to be perfect to
produce a good paper.
LEFT BRAIN RIGHT BRAIN
perceiving and creating
wholes and patterns
responsible for the
memory of details and
our access to those
responsible for writing
responsible for your
The Writing Process
•Choosing and narrowing down
2 •Considering the audience
3 •Refining the Purpose
4 •Gathering details
7 •Editing or proof-reading
8 •Moving forward
The Writing Process
Stages of Writing Process
PRODUCE FINAL COPY
• Plata, Sterling M., Ph. D. et.al. (2006). Keys to
Critical Reading and Writing 1. 2nd Ed.
Biñan, Laguna: Trailblazer Publications.