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1 OPEN TUTORING SESSION WRITING CENTRO COLOMBO AMERICANO JULY 2012

2 REFLECTION -What are some difficulties you usually face when writing about any given topic? -What strategies do you use when you write? -How do you think writing helps your English learning process?

3 - Highlight the importance of following concrete steps to write a good text. OBJECTIVES - Get familiar with some strategies you can use to improve writing. can use to improve writing. - Identify the main characteristics a good composition has. composition has.

4 THE WRITING PROCESS … Writing Writing Organize ideas and write the first draft Polishing Polishing Check organization, vocabulary, grammar, punctuation Pre-writing Pre-writing Choose a topic and narrow it down Collect information and / or brainstorm ideas

5 STEP ONE: PRE-WRITING Strategies to generate ideas: Journal entries MindmapingListing Free-writing

6 EXERCISE Topic: Living in a big city has many benefits. There are many job opportu- nities. You can do many different activities. There is culture and night life. You can get all kinds of products and things. It’s great to live in a big city.

7 STEP TWO: WRITING Strategies to organize ideas Outline ideas establish a logical sequence Elaborate ideas add examples, reasons, details, … Connect ideas use connectors and discourse markers Wrap up ideas sum up or create transitions

8 EXERCISE There are many job opportunities in all areas. _______________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ ______ You can enjoy the multiple and varied activities for entertainment. _________ ____________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________ You can find all sorts of stores and businesses. _______________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________ use examples, reasons, explanations, and details TOPIC SENTENCE : Living in a big city has many benefits to get a comfortable and good quality life. There are many job opportunities in all areas. Many companies and factories are growing and being created. They need people to work with them. You can enjoy the multiple and varied activities for entertainment. There are concerts, theater plays, movies, malls, amusement parks, night clubs, restaurants and many more. You can find all sorts of stores and businesses. It’s easy to buy clothes, food, gadgets, furniture, personal care products and any other thing you can think of. CONCLUSION OR TRANSITION: CONCLUSION OR TRANSITION: It’s great to live in a big city.

9 EXERCISE use connectors and discourse markers TOPIC SENTENCE : Living in a big city has many benefits to get a comfortable and good quality life. CONCLUSION OR TRANSITION: CONCLUSION OR TRANSITION: It’s great to live in a big city. There are many job opportunities in all areas. Many companies and factories are growing and being created. ___________, they need people to work with them. ____________, you can enjoy the multiple and varied activities for entertainment. _____________, there are concerts, theater plays, movies, malls, amusement parks, night clubs, restaurants and many more. You can __________ find all sorts of stores and businesses. _________, it’s easy to buy clothes, food, gadgets, furniture, personal care products and any other thing you can think of. There are many job opportunities in all areas. Many companies and factories are growing and being created. That’s why they need people to work with them. Additionally, you can enjoy the multiple and varied activities for entertainment. For example, there are concerts, theater plays, movies, malls, amusement parks, night clubs, restaurants and many more. You can also find all sorts of stores and businesses. So, it’s easy to buy clothes, food, gadgets, furniture, personal care products and any other thing you can think of.

10 EXERCISE sum up or create transitions TOPIC SENTENCE : Living in a big city has many benefits to get a comfortable and good quality life. There are many job opportunities in all areas. Many companies and factories are growing and being created. That’s why they need people to work with them. Additionally, you can enjoy the multiple and varied activities for entertainment. For example, there are concerts, theater plays, movies, malls, amusement parks, night clubs, restaurants and many more. You can also find all sorts of stores and businesses. So, it’s easy to buy clothes, food, gadgets, furniture, personal care products and any other thing you can think of. CONCLUSION OR TRANSITION: CONCLUSION OR TRANSITION: It’s great to live in a big city. CONCLUSION OR TRANSITION: CONCLUSION OR TRANSITION: It’s great to live in a big city; I would not live anywhere else.

11 Now read your classmate’s draft and answer the following questions… 1. Is the sequence of ideas clear for you? 2. Are there sufficient examples and details to explain his ideas? If not, what do you suggest? 3. What connectors and/or transitions can you identify? Are they appropriate? 4. Is there a clear conclusion? What is it? THE FINAL DRAFT

12 Polishing the text is another important step REMEMBER … Check gramar, spelling, word order, word choice, and puctuation.

13 CHECK POINT How can the steps in the Writing Process help you solve your difficulties to write? What strategies for the Writing Stage can you remember? What do you think are key characteristics of a good composition?

14 ONLINE RESOURCES es/essaymap/

15 Please complete the survey so we can take your comments into account for future tutoring sessions. THANK YOU


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