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Six Ideas About Good Writing[1]


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Six Ideas About Good Writing[1]

  1. 1. Six Ideas About Good Writing<br />Do you remember them?<br />
  2. 2. #1<br />Use descriptive writing and sensory details.<br />Adjectives, Adverbs, details relating to the five senses<br />Use figurative language.<br />Similes and Metaphors<br />Good Writers Show More Than Tell<br />
  3. 3. #2<br />Pick an audience that will be interested, impacted, and perhaps changed by your essay. <br />How does my audience feel about my topic?<br />What does my audience already know?<br />What does my audience not already know?<br />An effective writer understands and empathizes with his/her audience<br />
  4. 4. #3<br />Words have can have nearly the same meaning, but different connotations.<br /> GeniusBrainiac<br /> ChildKid<br /> Athlete Jock <br />The Difference Between the Right Word and Almost the Right Word is the Difference Between Lightning and the Lightning Bug<br />
  5. 5. #4<br />Your paper is organized around a central thesis statement. <br />Each body paragraph supports the thesis<br />Each body paragraph is organized around one main idea, expressed in a topic sentence<br />Every sentence in the body paragraph supports the topic sentence. <br />Academic Writing is Organized<br />
  6. 6. #5<br />The Unexamined Life assignment is asking you to think about something in a new way. It is a metacognitive exercise.<br />Good Writers Practice Metacognition<br />I wish someone had taught me how to metacognate. Then I wouldn’t be stuck in this stupid PowerPoint. <br />
  7. 7. #6<br />Your essay should go through no less than three different versions. <br />Write the first time to get your ideas out on paper<br />Rewrite to organize, elaborate, and support your ideas.<br />Rewrite again to check for proofreading. <br />Writing is Rewriting<br />