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E10 feb9 2011

  1. 1. February 9, 2011<br />Introduction to Writing<br />
  2. 2. Housekeeping<br />Textbooks<br />Welcome Sheet<br />Class Website<br />
  3. 3. Introduction to Writing<br />Good writers use a writing process<br />Effective writing makes a point and supports a point<br />
  4. 4. Prewriting Activity<br />Divide your paper into four sections<br />For each topic on the board, write down your “best” or “worst” (just one or two words)<br />In pairs, share what you wrote.<br />
  5. 5. Prewriting Activity<br />Join another pair.<br />In your group, you must do two things:<br />learn and remember the names of each person in your group<br />give a “mini-speech” about one of your best or worst topics <br />give as much SPECIFIC detail as possible<br />after, the other members should ask you questions to get a full understanding of why the experience was the best or worst.<br />
  6. 6. Wrap-up<br />
  7. 7. The Writing Process<br />Most good writers do not write a composition in one try.<br />Most writers use a writing process, a series of steps to move from their first ideas to a focused, well-supported, clear, and correct composition. <br />There is not one “right way” for everyone.<br />We will use the basic writing process in the text to improve our writing.<br />
  8. 8. The Writing Process<br />Prewriting<br />Drafting<br />Revising<br />Editing<br />Look at the back of the first page in the book: “The STEPS in the Writing Process.”<br />For more information, see “Chapter 2 The Writing Process.”<br />
  9. 9. Prewriting, p. 19<br />Today we’re going to focus on prewriting. <br />We will study the other steps of the writing process (drafting, revising, and editing) as we work on paragraphs and essays. <br />
  10. 10. Pre-Writing, p. 18<br />Freewriting<br />Questioning<br />Making a List (Brainstorming)<br />Clustering<br />Scratch Outline<br />Detailed Outline<br />
  11. 11. Pre-Writing, p. 18<br />Some of these help you generate ideas, some help you organize your ideas, and some do both.<br />
  12. 12. Freewriting<br />What is freewriting?<br />Writing non-stop on a specific subject for 5 or 10 minutes<br />What is the purpose of freewriting?<br />To explore your thoughts and ideas on a topic before writing.<br />
  13. 13. Freewriting<br />How to Freewrite:<br />Write whatever comes into your head about the subject. <br />Keep writing even if you get stuck. <br />Do not worry about grammar or spelling (No corrections!).<br />Focus on getting your thoughts on paper.<br />
  14. 14. Example, p. 19<br />Let’s look at the first freewrite the writer of the “My Job in an Apple Plant” did.<br />
  15. 15. Title: Freewriting Your Name: ____________<br />Topic: Choose one of your best/worst topics<br />If you run out of things to say, just write “I am looking for something to say” until the next idea comes.<br />Don’t worry about making mistakes or the the way the ideas are arranged (this is “free” writing!).<br />Keep your pen moving.<br />Write until the time is up! (10-15 minutes)<br />
  16. 16. Quick Feedback<br />How was that?<br />Did the time go fast or slow?<br />Did you get stuck?<br />How did you get unstuck?<br />
  17. 17. 10 minute break<br />
  18. 18. Introduction to Writing<br />What is the difference between talking and writing?<br />
  19. 19. Point and Support in Two Cartoons<br />Look at the first cartoon on p. 6<br />Point: <br />Support:<br />Look at the second cartoon on p. 7<br />Point: <br />Support: <br />
  20. 20. Point and Support in a Paragraph<br />Let’s look at the example on p. 8.<br />What is the writer’s point?<br />Complete the outline of the sample paragraph. You may answer in phrases or point form.<br />You have approximately 10 min. Then we will go over it together.<br />
  21. 21. Point: Working in an apple plant is the worst job I ever had. (Topic Sentence)<br />Reason 1: _work was physically hard<br />Details: a) Loaded cartons onto skids for ten hours a night.<br /> b) _the cartons were heavy and came non-stop<br />Reason 2: the pay was terrible<br />Details: a) minimum wage - $3.65 and only a quarter extra for night shift.<br /> b) Had to work sixty hours for decent take-home pay.<br />Reason 3: The conditions were bad/he hated them<br />Details: a) Only 2 ten minute breaks and an unpaid lunch<br /> b) spent most of the time on the loading dock in cold temperatures.<br /> c) Loneliness on the job . . .<br />
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  24. 24. Activity: Paragraph on the best or worst __________________________.<br />Re-read your freewriting.<br />Make an outline (like the one we did of the sample paragraph) for a paragraph on your best or worst ______________________.<br />Provide three reasons why it was the best or worst.<br />Give plenty of details to develop each of your reasons.<br />
  25. 25. Homework<br />Pay your textbook deposit in the office asap. <br />OR pay me before or after class (not during!)<br />Talk to me after class or before next class if you are not able to pay the text deposit.<br />

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