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McGraw-Hill
1
Getting Started withWriting
1-21-2
McGraw-Hill
Learning Outcomes
• Create your own ideal writing environment.
• Analyze the rhetorical situation using...
1-31-3
McGraw-Hill
Your Ideal Writing
Environment (LO 1.1)
• Find a good place to write.
• Plan your time to write.
• Sele...
1-41-4
McGraw-Hill
The Star Approach (LO 1.2)
• Subject
• Audience
• Purpose
• Strategy
• Design
1-51-5
McGraw-Hill
Subject (LO 1.2)
• Consider the message you want to convey.
• Select a subject that matches the guideli...
1-61-6
McGraw-Hill
Audience (1.2)
• Consider your audience and what they may or
may not already know.
• Be aware of releva...
1-71-7
McGraw-Hill
Audience (contd.)
• Always consider your audience and purpose.
• Determine relevant audience
characteri...
1-81-8
McGraw-Hill
Purpose (LO 1.2)
• Writing to inform
– Provide useful
information about a
subject.
– Teach your audienc...
1-91-9
McGraw-Hill
Purpose (contd.)
• Writing to interpret
– Help your audience
better understand
something.
– Your opinio...
1-101-10
McGraw-Hill
Purpose (contd.)
• Writing to express
feelings
– You may
communicate positive
feelings.
– You may exp...
1-111-11
McGraw-Hill
Strategy (LO 1.2)
• Narrating
– Tell a story about an
event.
– Answer the
questions who, what,
where,...
1-121-12
McGraw-Hill
Strategy (contd.)
• Describing
– Use words to create
a picture in the
reader’s mind.
– Utilize the se...
1-131-13
McGraw-Hill
Strategy (contd.)
• Explaining causes or
effects
– Show one event caused
another to occur.
– Determin...
1-141-14
McGraw-Hill
Strategy (contd.)
• Persuading
– You should take a
stand and prove your
point.
– You may use
personal...
1-151-15
McGraw-Hill
Design (LO 1.2)
• Genre
– The writing style
(e.g., essay, story,
paper, memo, letter,
etc.)
– Conside...
1-161-16
McGraw-Hill
Design (contd.)
• Format
– The structure of your
writing (e.g., typed,
hand-written,
documentation st...
1-171-17
McGraw-Hill
Design (contd.)
• Visual aids
– The pictures, charts, or graphs
used to enhance your paper.
– Determi...
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  1. 1. McGraw-Hill 1 Getting Started withWriting
  2. 2. 1-21-2 McGraw-Hill Learning Outcomes • Create your own ideal writing environment. • Analyze the rhetorical situation using the star approach.
  3. 3. 1-31-3 McGraw-Hill Your Ideal Writing Environment (LO 1.1) • Find a good place to write. • Plan your time to write. • Select your materials. • Establish a method for saving your work. • Create an inviting atmosphere. • Minimize distractions.
  4. 4. 1-41-4 McGraw-Hill The Star Approach (LO 1.2) • Subject • Audience • Purpose • Strategy • Design
  5. 5. 1-51-5 McGraw-Hill Subject (LO 1.2) • Consider the message you want to convey. • Select a subject that matches the guidelines of the assignment. • Narrow your subject if necessary. • Always consider your audience and purpose.
  6. 6. 1-61-6 McGraw-Hill Audience (1.2) • Consider your audience and what they may or may not already know. • Be aware of relevant discourse communities. • Consider both your primary and secondary audience.
  7. 7. 1-71-7 McGraw-Hill Audience (contd.) • Always consider your audience and purpose. • Determine relevant audience characteristics. • If online, use netiquette when addressing both instructor and classmates.
  8. 8. 1-81-8 McGraw-Hill Purpose (LO 1.2) • Writing to inform – Provide useful information about a subject. – Teach your audience how to do something. • Writing to persuade – You may argue a point. – You may persuade your audience to do something.
  9. 9. 1-91-9 McGraw-Hill Purpose (contd.) • Writing to interpret – Help your audience better understand something. – Your opinion is important. • Writing to entertain – Entertain the audience. – Many times you address another purpose.
  10. 10. 1-101-10 McGraw-Hill Purpose (contd.) • Writing to express feelings – You may communicate positive feelings. – You may express dissatisfaction about something. • Combined purposes – You may use more than one purpose. – The purposes may overlap.
  11. 11. 1-111-11 McGraw-Hill Strategy (LO 1.2) • Narrating – Tell a story about an event. – Answer the questions who, what, where, when, why, and how. • Explaining a process – Explain how something works. – You may use step-by- step instructions. – You may write an explanation.
  12. 12. 1-121-12 McGraw-Hill Strategy (contd.) • Describing – Use words to create a picture in the reader’s mind. – Utilize the senses. – Include colorful adjectives. • Comparing or contrasting – Show similarities or differences between two people, places, or objects. – Make a worthwhile point.
  13. 13. 1-131-13 McGraw-Hill Strategy (contd.) • Explaining causes or effects – Show one event caused another to occur. – Determine the effects of an event or situation. – Apply sound logic. • Evaluating – Make a judgment about the subject. – Determine the important criteria to evaluate.
  14. 14. 1-141-14 McGraw-Hill Strategy (contd.) • Persuading – You should take a stand and prove your point. – You may use personal experiences. • Solving a problem – Explain a problem and possible solutions. – Determine which solution is the best.
  15. 15. 1-151-15 McGraw-Hill Design (LO 1.2) • Genre – The writing style (e.g., essay, story, paper, memo, letter, etc.) – Consider your task. • Length – Know the instructor’s requirement. – Make sure all points are clearly supported.
  16. 16. 1-161-16 McGraw-Hill Design (contd.) • Format – The structure of your writing (e.g., typed, hand-written, documentation style, etc.) – Follow the instructor’s guidelines closely. • Appearance – Show similarities or differences between two people, places, or objects. – Make a worthwhile point.
  17. 17. 1-171-17 McGraw-Hill Design (contd.) • Visual aids – The pictures, charts, or graphs used to enhance your paper. – Determine if a point would be more effective with a visual image.

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