Writing Purpose Decide what you want to accomplish before you start!
Written Communication Two types of common writing purposes Informative Writing Persuasive Writing
Written Communication Why should you know your audience? What are my readers’ roles? How much do they know about my topic? Are they interested, or do I have to convince them to read my material? Can I expect readers to have open or closed minds about my topic?
Written Communication The Writing Process Planning Drafting Revising Editing
Written Communication Planning Brainstorming Narrow Topic More Brainstorming Freewriting Asking journalists’ questions Conduct research Write a thesis statement Write a working outline Create a checklist
Written Communication Drafting Freewriting your draft Writing an introduction Creating the body of a paper Writing the conclusion Crediting authors and sources Continue your checklist
Written Communication Revising Being a critical writer Evaluating paragraph structure Checking for clarity and conciseness
Written Communication Editing A final checklist
Written Communication The Writing Center http://ustudies.semo.edu/writing/owl/
Written Communication “I am not afraid that the book will be controversial, I'm afraid it will not be controversial.” ~Flannery O’Connor