Planning and correcting your writing Inma Garín
Two aspects of writing  <ul><li>Planning:
Think about the situation. </li></ul><ul><li>Checking: leave the text for a short time, and then read it with new eyes. </...
Planning the text <ul><li>The communicacative situation </li><ul><li>The context  (place and time)
Participants (writer and audience)
Intention (purpose)
Task requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The contents </li><ul><li>Main point
Supporting points
Points in favour
Points against </li></ul></ul>
Aspects to consider: levels (1) <ul><li>Pragmatic level
Semantic level </li><ul><li>Coherence
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Planning and correcting your writing

  1. 1. Planning and correcting your writing Inma Garín
  2. 2. Two aspects of writing <ul><li>Planning:
  3. 3. Think about the situation. </li></ul><ul><li>Checking: leave the text for a short time, and then read it with new eyes. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Planning the text <ul><li>The communicacative situation </li><ul><li>The context (place and time)
  5. 5. Participants (writer and audience)
  6. 6. Intention (purpose)
  7. 7. Task requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The contents </li><ul><li>Main point
  8. 8. Supporting points
  9. 9. Points in favour
  10. 10. Points against </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Aspects to consider: levels (1) <ul><li>Pragmatic level
  12. 12. Semantic level </li><ul><li>Coherence
  13. 13. Register
  14. 14. Cohesion </li></ul><li>Morphologyc & syntactic (grammar and vocabulary) level
  15. 15. Material aspects (margins, hand-writing, paragraphs) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Aspects to consider: levels (2) <ul><li>Global aspects </li><ul><li>Discourse situation
  17. 17. Text organisers
  18. 18. Speakers' markers </li></ul><li>Sentence relationships (connections and reference, substitutions)
  19. 19. Sentence level: agreement, word order) </li></ul>
  20. 20. Check Content <ul><li>Type of communicative practice
  21. 21. Genre expectations (type of discourse practice)
  22. 22. Intention (why)
  23. 23. Clarity (given and new information)
  24. 24. Opening
  25. 25. Closing
  26. 26. Relevance
  27. 27. Information structure </li></ul>
  28. 28. Check Semantic aspects <ul><li>Lexical appropriacy
  29. 29. Synonyms
  30. 30. Precision
  31. 31. Reference
  32. 32. Cohesion
  33. 33. Coherence
  34. 34. Register </li></ul>
  35. 35. Check Morphologic & Syntactic Aspects <ul><li>Tenses
  36. 36. Structures
  37. 37. Spelling
  38. 38. Connectors
  39. 39. Agreement
  40. 40. Substitution </li></ul>
  41. 41. The last thing to check: material aspects <ul><li>Layout
  42. 42. Segmentation
  43. 43. Puntuation
  44. 44. Handwriting
  45. 45. Capitals </li></ul>
  46. 46. Correcting (1) <ul><li>Focus
  47. 47. Completing/deleting information
  48. 48. Organising information
  49. 49. Separating important from non-important information </li></ul><ul><li>Separating paragraphs
  50. 50. Main idea in each paragraph
  51. 51. Key words/ concepts in a paragraph
  52. 52. Segmentation and order </li></ul>
  53. 53. Correcting (2) <ul><li>Reducing sentence length
  54. 54. Adding explicitv connectors and discourse markers
  55. 55. Looking for more precise lexis
  56. 56. Developing an idea by giving examples </li></ul><ul><li>Verbs, agreement and tenses
  57. 57. Punctuation
  58. 58. Avoiding lexical repetitions
  59. 59. Avoiding irrelevant facts
  60. 60. Avoiding too general information or ideas </li></ul>
  61. 61. Text presentation: summing up <ul><li>Check everything </li><ul><li>Global aspects: Have I made my focal idea clear?
  62. 62. Have I chosen the appropriate register? Have I divided the text in appropriate segments?
  63. 63. Material aspects: Have I proof-read my text adequately for errors of grammatical structure, word order, word form, punctuation and spelling? Is the presentation legible and clear? </li></ul></ul>

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