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Writing process

  1. 1. Writing Process
  2. 2. 1. When I am given a writing task, I usually begin a. by brainstorming or outlining just to get ideas on paper. b. by writing the whole paper.
  3. 3. 2. When I write sentences, I usually 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 write.
  4. 4. 3. I usually plan about a. the big picture such as the thesis or the topic sentence. b. words I want to use.
  5. 5. 4. Most of the time when I get stuck in writing, I usually a. read what I have written and use other strategies. b. panic, and I cannot think straight.
  6. 6. 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.
  7. 7. 6. I believe that good writing requires a. at least two drafts. b. the first draft to be the final draft.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. 8. When I have time to edit my paper, a. I do it after I have revised for content and organization. b. I do it as I write each word.
  10. 10. Linear Writers -take time to think of the “forest” before the “trees” -brainstorm and free write to choose or narrow down a topic -do not worry about grammar in their initial draft -take time to revise for content and organization -do editing as the last stage in the writing process
  11. 11. Cyclical Writers -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.
  12. 12. LEFT BRAIN RIGHT BRAIN responsible for sequences responsible for perceiving and creating wholes and patterns responsible for the memory of details and our access to those details responsible for originality responsible for writing rules responsible for your creativity
  13. 13. The Writing Process 1 •Choosing and narrowing down a topic 2 •Considering the audience 3 •Refining the Purpose 4 •Gathering details
  14. 14. 5 •Drafting 6 •Re-visioning 7 •Editing or proof-reading 8 •Moving forward The Writing Process
  15. 15. Stages of Writing Process 1 •Prewriting 2 •Writing 3 •Evaluation 4 •Revising PRODUCE FINAL COPY 
  16. 16. References • Plata, Sterling M., Ph. D. et.al. (2006). Keys to Critical Reading and Writing 1. 2nd Ed. Biñan, Laguna: Trailblazer Publications.