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1 Following the Steps The Writing Process

2 Why do you need a writing process? It can help writers to organize their thoughts.

3 Why do you need a writing process? It can save time because you know what to do next.

4 Writing process PrewritingOrganizingDraftingRevising/ProofreadingPublishing

5 Prewriting Choose topic Choose topic Gathering details Gathering details Create thesis Create thesis

6 Prewriting: Choose Topic Pick a general topic, and as you research and brainstorm, focus the topic.

7 Prewriting: Choose Topic For Example: General Topic Population control Reasons it is needed Reasons against it Countries that use it

8 Prewriting: gathering ideas and information  Brainstorming  Clustering

9 Pre writing: Research Plan your research What questions do you have? What questions do you have? What sources would be good? What sources would be good? How much do you need? How much do you need?

10 Prewriting: Create a thesis Thesis: A statement of opinion to be supported in a piece of writing.

11 What makes a thesis? Topic +Writer’s opinion on that topic Thesis

12 Sample Thesis Example: Margaret Haddix’s book Among the Hidden shows the reader that although over population may be a problem, there are serious dangers in creating a national policy controlling population.

13 What would we need to support this thesis? Margaret Haddix’s book Among the Hidden shows the reader that although over population may be a problem, there are serious dangers in creating a national policy controlling population.  Facts and opinions that show overpopulation is a problem.  Description, and explanation of potential problems that could come from such a policy

14 Organizing: putting information in an outline I. Introduction A. Grab attention B. Focus Topic C. State thesis II. Body A. Build points B. Develop ideas C. Support main claim III.Conclusion: Reemphasize main idea

15 Drafting Use outline to guide you. Each main idea should support your thesis. Develop a paragraph for each main idea. Support each paragraph with several details. When using sources, DOCUMENT!

16 Revising: reviewing ideas  Does your writing say what you want it to say?  Does it say it clearly?  Is it organized?  Does the introduction get the reader’s attention?  Does the conclusion end with a purpose?

17 Proofreading Check for errors Spelling Spelling Punctuation Punctuation Complete sentences Complete sentences Documentation Documentation

18 Proofreading tips Slowly read your paper aloud. Read your paper backwards. Exchange papers with a friend. NOTE: Spell check will not catch everything

19 The Writing Process: Find Your Focus  Prewriting  Choose topic  Gathering details  Create thesis  Organizing  Drafting  Revising/Proofreading  Publishing


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