Presentation on theme: "The Right Way to Write With or Without a Diet Rite."— Presentation transcript:
The Right Way to Write With or Without a Diet Rite.
Basic Reminders Time Effort Tools Prewrite, Rewrite, and Revise Deadlines
The Right Way to Write Step 1: Understand the boundaries of assignment.
The Right Way to Write Step 2: Determine your purpose. Determines the essays content, organization, emphasis, and choice of words Inform or explain Convince or Persuade Entertainment
The Right Way to Write Step 3: Determine your audience Identify needs and expectations, and take them into account EX: An essay about the cafeteria food for your chemistry professor vs. the school newspaper
The Right Way to Write Step 4: Determine your tone & written voice Reflects attitude toward yourself, your purpose, your subject, and your readers Structure and word choice
The Right Way to Write Step 5: Think about your subject Question the general subject Brainstorm on general subject Narrow to limited topic
The Right Way to Write Step 6: Prewrite to gather raw material Freewriting Brainstorming individually or with a group Map out limited subject Diagramming or clustering Conduct research
The Right Way to Write Step 7: Organize the raw material Create a formal or a scratch outline
The Right Way to Write Step 8: Identify the main idea or thesis Often contains two parts or accomplishes two roles One part presents your papers limited subject The other presents your point of view or attitude about that subject Dont make a factual or a broad statement Avoid announcements Dont be afraid to make changes as your essay develops
MLA Format and Mechanics All our essays will be in MLA format. More on this later…
Homework 1. On a piece of paper: 2. Write your audience 3. Write your purpose 4. Write the prompt you are thinking about writing about 5. Explicate the title 1. What exactly is it asking 6. Prewrite 7. Outline 8. Write a working thesis