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Prewriting PowerPoint

  1. 1. Thinking and writing…without freaking out
  2. 2.  Prewriting helps you discover what you want Brainstorming to say. Think of this as thinking Focused Freewriting on the page. Clustering Journalist’s Questions
  3. 3.  Just make a list of everything that comes to you about the topic. Politeness Whether this is without information that you insipidness have gained in the Makes for a better community readings or outside Seems on the decline information or even your experiences. Is civility valued more by certain age groups? Is it practiced more by a certain sex or age group?
  4. 4.  Focus on your topic and write quickly for a predetermined amount of time. 10-15 minutes works well. Ignore your inner-critic who keeps telling you that this sounds stupid or that it doesn’t make any sense. Keep your topic in mind, but just write down what comes to you about it
  5. 5.  “To cluster ideas, write down your topic in the center of the sheet of paper, draw a circle around it, and surround the circle with related ideas” (Hacker 13). Make sure to trust your relations/connections . You don’t need someones permission to connect two unrelated things.

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