The Writing Process
Introduction What you will learn from this presentation:How to invent, compose, and revise.
How do we write? We…
Inventing How to …?
Inventing Devise a game plan: schedule the writing processAsk questions to explore your rhetorical situation:Purpose?Audience?Genre?Style?Research?
Invention Strategies Explore classic topics Ask stasis questionsUse tagmemicsRecord ideas without revising or proofreadingInvent and organize ideas visually to explore relationships, processesWrite personal explorations and reflections on ideas
Composing Conduct researchNarrow the topicDevelop the thesisOrganize ideasWrite the 1st draft
Organizing Strategies Create an outlineI. IntroductionA. Set the contextB. Explain why the topic is important C. State the thesisII. BodyA. Build pointsB. Develop ideasC. Support the main claimIII. ConclusionA. Reemphasize the main ideaB. Restate the thesis
Revising How to…?
Revising Clear thesis? Clear communication of ideas?Organization of the paper: from general to specific information to support the thesis?Paragraph structure?Conclusion restates the thesis and overviews the main ideas?ReviewProofread
Reviewing Strategies RefocusReorderAddCut
Revising The paper appears professional?Spelling and punctuation?Sentences clear and easy to read?Documentation style?ReviewProofread
Proofreading Strategies Remember: you are smarter than a computer!Run spell & grammar checkRead the paper aloud & backwardsSpeak with your instructorVisit your writing lab
How do we write?We…
How can you get help? from Purdue Writing Lab…
Where can you get help? Writing lab: HEAV 226, PU Grammar hotline: (765) 494-3723 Our website: http://owl.english.purdue.eduContact us: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/writinglab/email/owlmail