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Invention(Prewriting)
IntroductionThis presentation willhelp you with…       Invention          and       invention      strategies.
Invention1.Devisea gameplan:schedul2. Aske the questionswritingtoprocess           • What is my       explore    purpose?....
Invention Strategies• Classical                     Recordtopics                           ideas• Stasis                  ...
Invention Strategies• Classicaltopics• Stasisquestions• Tagmemics
Critical Questions:   classical topics• Dictionary definition of_____?• What group of things doesthis     _____ belong to?...
Critical Questions:   classical topics    • What is _____    similar to?    • What is _____    different from?    • Is ___...
Critical Questions:   classical topics    • What causes _____?    • What are the    effects of _____?    • What is the pur...
Critical Questions:   classical topics • What have I heard people say about _____? • What are some facts and stats about _...
Critical Questions:   classical topics • Is _____ possible/impossible? • What makes _____ possible/ impossible? • When did...
Critical Questions:   stasis questions  • Is there an issue?  • How did it begin and  what are its causes?  • What changed...
Critical Questions:   stasis questions      • What exactly is      the issue?      • What is it not?      • What kind of a...
Critical Questions:   stasis questions     • How serious is     the issue?     • What are the     costs of the     issue?
Critical Questions:   stasis questions    • Who should address    this issue?    • What should we do    about this issue?
Critical Questions:   Tagmemics• How is _____ differentfrom things similar to it?• How has it been differentfor me?
Critical Questions:   Tagmemics• How much can _____ changeand still be itself?• How is _____ changing?• What are the diffe...
Critical Questions:   Tagmemics• Where and when does_____ take place?• What is the largerthing of which _____ is a  part?•...
Critical Questions:   Tagmemics   • Describe it   (colors, shapes,   etc.)   • Compare it (what is   it similar to?)   • A...
Invention Strategies                        Record                         ideas                       without            ...
Freewrite & Brainstorm • Set a timer for five to ten minutes • Look at the topic and think about it briefly • Now ready? S...
Freewrite & Brainstorm •   No stopping, no editing (similar to freewriting) •   Note key words or short phrases in list fo...
Invention Strategies              Map              &Invent &organize              clusideas         tervisually toexplorer...
Map & Cluster                                Politics            Modern                                                   ...
Invention Strategies             Keep             a                                Write             journal        person...
Keep a Journal• Write personal explorations and reflections on ideas• Ask some of these questions:    • Why is this import...
Keep a Journal                       (con’t.)• Write a short story where characters face the same problem you are explorin...
Invention Strategies• Classical topics                        Record ideas• Stasis questions                             w...
Purdue Writing Lab• Writing lab: HEAV 226, Purdue University• Grammar hotline: (765) 494-3723• On-line writing lab: http:/...
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  1. 1. Invention(Prewriting)
  2. 2. IntroductionThis presentation willhelp you with… Invention and invention strategies.
  3. 3. Invention1.Devisea gameplan:schedul2. Aske the questionswritingtoprocess • What is my explore purpose?. your • Who is my audience? rhetorica • What genre am l I using situation (academic, professional, : personal)?
  4. 4. Invention Strategies• Classical Recordtopics ideas• Stasis withoutquestions revisin• Tagmemics g or proofre ading Map Keep & aInvent & Writeorganize clus journ personaideas ter al lvisually to exploraexplore tionsrelationshi orps & reflect
  5. 5. Invention Strategies• Classicaltopics• Stasisquestions• Tagmemics
  6. 6. Critical Questions: classical topics• Dictionary definition of_____?• What group of things doesthis _____ belong to?• How is the _____ differentfrom other things?
  7. 7. Critical Questions: classical topics • What is _____ similar to? • What is _____ different from? • Is _____ most unlike (like) what?
  8. 8. Critical Questions: classical topics • What causes _____? • What are the effects of _____? • What is the purpose of _____? • What comes before
  9. 9. Critical Questions: classical topics • What have I heard people say about _____? • What are some facts and stats about _____?
  10. 10. Critical Questions: classical topics • Is _____ possible/impossible? • What makes _____ possible/ impossible? • When did _____ happen? • What would it take for _____ to happen
  11. 11. Critical Questions: stasis questions • Is there an issue? • How did it begin and what are its causes? • What changed to create the issue? • Who is involved?
  12. 12. Critical Questions: stasis questions • What exactly is the issue? • What is it not? • What kind of an issue is it?
  13. 13. Critical Questions: stasis questions • How serious is the issue? • What are the costs of the issue?
  14. 14. Critical Questions: stasis questions • Who should address this issue? • What should we do about this issue?
  15. 15. Critical Questions: Tagmemics• How is _____ differentfrom things similar to it?• How has it been differentfor me?
  16. 16. Critical Questions: Tagmemics• How much can _____ changeand still be itself?• How is _____ changing?• What are the differentvarieties of _____?
  17. 17. Critical Questions: Tagmemics• Where and when does_____ take place?• What is the largerthing of which _____ is a part?• What is the function of
  18. 18. Critical Questions: Tagmemics • Describe it (colors, shapes, etc.) • Compare it (what is it similar to?) • Associate it (makes you think of?)
  19. 19. Invention Strategies Record ideas without revisin g or proofre ading
  20. 20. Freewrite & Brainstorm • Set a timer for five to ten minutes • Look at the topic and think about it briefly • Now ready? Set? Write! • Dont stop! Don’t edit! • Keep your fingers typing or your pen moving for your time
  21. 21. Freewrite & Brainstorm • No stopping, no editing (similar to freewriting) • Note key words or short phrases in list form under your subject (instead of free-flowing paragraph) • Look at the topic and think about it • Now ready? Set? Write!
  22. 22. Invention Strategies Map &Invent &organize clusideas tervisually toexplorerelationships &
  23. 23. Map & Cluster Politics Modern uses• Rather than Persuasionwriting a free- Communication flowingparagraph or listof Rhetoric concepts, startwith a central word History Types• As relatedconcepts pop in Ancient Academicyour Professional Greece head, indicatethem as What is the connection here? branches,arrows, bubbles,
  24. 24. Invention Strategies Keep a Write journal personal explorations or reflections on ideas
  25. 25. Keep a Journal• Write personal explorations and reflections on ideas• Ask some of these questions: • Why is this important to me? • How does it relate to me? • How do I feel about it? • Do I feel good/bad/indifferent about it? Why? • How does this affect me daily? • How might my connection to this change in the future? • How did I feel about this in the past?
  26. 26. Keep a Journal (con’t.)• Write a short story where characters face the same problem you are exploring: • How do the characters deal with the situation? • Why do they react the way they do? • How does the story end, and how does it reflect how you want the real life situation to end? • What would you have to do to bring about this change?
  27. 27. Invention Strategies• Classical topics Record ideas• Stasis questions without• Tagmemics revising or proofreading Map Keep & aInvent & Writeorganize ideas cluster journal personalvisually to explore explorationsrelationships & or reflectionsprocesses on ideas
  28. 28. Purdue Writing Lab• Writing lab: HEAV 226, Purdue University• Grammar hotline: (765) 494-3723• On-line writing lab: http://owl.english.purdue.edu• Email: owl@owl.english.purdue.edu
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