Knocking 'em dead Writing an amazing paper starts now
Reflect on yourself as a reader <ul><li>When you read, how do good writers  keep your  attention ? </li></ul>
Reflect on yourself as a reader <ul><li>When you read, what do good writers do to  convince  you of their argument? </li><...
Reflect on yourself as a reader <ul><li>When you read, what do writers do that  drives you crazy  and makes you want to st...
Discuss with your research group <ul><li>When you read, how do good writers  keep your  attention ? </li></ul><ul><li>When...
First Draft Writing Strategies <ul><li>Brainstorm as a group:  </li></ul><ul><li>What are your writing strategies? </li></...
Remember your Turabian <ul><li>&quot;Thoughtful drafting can be an act of discovery that planning and storyboarding can pr...
Remember your Turabian <ul><li>&quot;If you draft with an open mind, you can discover lines of thought that you couldn't h...
Now Go Get 'Em!
<ul><li>Image credits: All images courtesy of gwenboul,  http://www.flickr.com/photos/gwendalcentrifugue </li></ul><ul><li...
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Brief presentation for a 12th grade history research seminar on moving from an outline to a first draft of a long essay.

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Writing Your First Draft

  1. 1. Knocking 'em dead Writing an amazing paper starts now
  2. 2. Reflect on yourself as a reader <ul><li>When you read, how do good writers keep your attention ? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Reflect on yourself as a reader <ul><li>When you read, what do good writers do to convince you of their argument? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Reflect on yourself as a reader <ul><li>When you read, what do writers do that drives you crazy and makes you want to stop reading? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Discuss with your research group <ul><li>When you read, how do good writers keep your attention ? </li></ul><ul><li>When you read, what do good writers do to convince you of their argument? </li></ul><ul><li>When you read, what do writers do that drives you crazy and makes you want to stop reading? </li></ul>
  6. 6. First Draft Writing Strategies <ul><li>Brainstorm as a group: </li></ul><ul><li>What are your writing strategies? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you tackle writing the first draft? </li></ul><ul><li>Make a short list of ideas to present to the class. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Remember your Turabian <ul><li>&quot;Thoughtful drafting can be an act of discovery that planning and storyboarding can prepare [you] for, but never replace.&quot; </li></ul>
  8. 8. Remember your Turabian <ul><li>&quot;If you draft with an open mind, you can discover lines of thought that you couldn't have imagined before you started.&quot; </li></ul>Turabian guide, p. 72
  9. 9. Now Go Get 'Em!
  10. 10. <ul><li>Image credits: All images courtesy of gwenboul, http://www.flickr.com/photos/gwendalcentrifugue </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation created for Ryan Staude's History 12 Research Seminar 2012 at Windward School. Created by Sarah Clark </li></ul>

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