Writing outside of class97

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Writing outside of class97

  1. 2. <ul><li>Choose a Topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Be specific as possible and limit your subject to only your knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Think about the purpose of the paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is your audience? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is reading the paper? i.e. teacher, students, principal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop a thesis or main idea </li></ul></ul>Main Idea
  2. 3. <ul><li>As a rule of thumb you should have three sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interview from a newspaper articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Journal articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-line video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazine articles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting the Supporting Details “Prove it” </li></ul></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Write brief notes in order to avoid plagiarism </li></ul><ul><li>When researching don’t be afraid to shift your focus based on the information you accumulate </li></ul><ul><li>Consider the opposite point of view makes your argument weak or strong? </li></ul><ul><li>Look for statistical information and examples </li></ul><ul><li>Gather twice as much information as you need </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>When organizing the material place the main ideas on note cards and the supporting facts and details on sticky notes attaching them to the main ideas </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Write one paragraph using one main idea from one note card and its sticky notes </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure the sticky notes support the main idea </li></ul><ul><li>Repeat for the rest of topics on each card </li></ul>Example of One Card Paragraph and details
  6. 7. <ul><li>When writing your cards and paragraphs think of the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>WHO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WHAT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WHERE </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WHEN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>WHY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HOW </li></ul></ul>Who What Where When Why How
  7. 8. Paragraph from Cards
  8. 9. <ul><li>When ideas are in the rough draft stage it gives the writer a chance to analyze their information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Is the main idea clear and consistent? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are the arguments consistent? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are the supporting details relevant to the main idea in which they are stuck to. </li></ul></ul>Main idea Support Support Remove does not support Support

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