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									The Writing Process

     Casey Kelly
                   Prewriting
 This is usually the
  hardest part of the
  writing process—
  coming up with an
  idea. Teachers usually
  will assign the genre of
  writing, and leave it to
  students to form a
  personal idea.
Students love writing
Ideas start in the brain
Ideas move from generic to specific

                             Assigned Genre




                              General Idea



        Specific Potential                    Specific Potential
              Idea                                   Idea
          Search and Research
 Libraries are great
  places to both help
  gather ideas and
  research materials
  such as books,
  Internet sites, films,
  etc.
                Audience
Audience is crucial to any writing assignment.
 Who will be reading this?
         Who will read this?
 Men?
           Who will read this?
 Women?
          Who will read this?
 Children?
           Who will read this?
 The elderly?
            Who will read this?
 All kinds of ethnicities?
            Who will read this?
 Will religious beliefs of
  the audience affect its
  reading?
         Step Two: Outlining
 Once an idea is formed, the writer now has
  to format the essay accordingly. There are
  three basic parts to any essay:
 1. Introduction
 2. Body
 3. Conclusion
 We will look at each part individually.
             1. The Introduction
The Introduction begins the
  essay, and is the most
  important part of a paper.
  The writer must grab the
  reader’s attention, preview
  the main points, establish
  the mood/tone of the
  piece, and give a clear
  thesis statement—all
  within a few sentences.
         The Attention Catcher
 Common Attention
  Catchers are
  quotations, statistics,
  and questions to reel
  the reader in.
  Basically, it is a reason
  for the audience to
  read on.
                       Tone
 Tone is the mood of
  the piece of writing.
  There are many
  different kinds of Tone.
          Tone
 Happy
        Tone
 Sad
          Tone
 Angry
             Tone
 Humorous
          Tone
 Scary
            Tone
 Serious
          Preview Main Points
 Before writing the
  Thesis, the writer
  should give the
  audience a taste of
  what will be covered in
  the paper. This is a
  Preview of the Main
  Points.
               Thesis Statement
 The Thesis takes the
  point of the whole
  paper and puts it into
  one sentence. It is
  usually simple and
  declarative, but does
  not have to be. The
  Thesis is the final
  sentence of the
  Introduction.
                 2. The Body
 If the Introduction is
  the “bun” of a
  sandwich, then the
  Body is without a
  doubt the “meat.” This
  is where we put the
  detail to help prove our
  thesis statement.
            Body Paragraphs
 This is the general
  layout for the body
  paragraphs: they begin
  with a topic sentence,
  and then are followed
  by supporting evidence
  and possibly research.
        WARNING: Plagiarism
 Remember, as writers
  we can use anybody
  else’s material in our
  own, as long as we
  say where we got it—if
  not, it is the writing
  equivalent of stealing.
                Transitions
 Transitions are
  important parts of
  Body paragraphs; they
  typically come at the
  end of one, and segue
  into the next.
  Newscasters are
  experts at using good
  transitions.
         The End of the Body
 Once all the main
  points have been
  stated and supported,
  the Happy Writer is
  ready to begin the end
  of the essay.
            3. The Conclusion
 The conclusion wraps
  everything up. In it we
  will Restate the Thesis,
  Review the Main
  Points, and give a
  Clincher to leave the
  audience wanting
  more.
              Restate Thesis
 Remind the audience
  of what this paper was
  all about in the first
  place. Remember to
  Rephrase the Thesis
  (say it using new
  words; do not merely
  repeat the same thing
  from the Intro).
          Review Main Points
 Go over the main
  ideas that were
  covered throughout the
  paper. Attorneys
  review main points
  when giving their final
  arguments to a jury
  (the audience of a
  trial).
                    Clincher
 Just as the Attention
  Catcher reeled the
  audience in, the
  Clincher leaves them
  hungry for more. A
  question or quotation
  can be effective, and
  sometimes it is best to
  just leave the readers
  hanging.
                  Finished!
 Once all these steps
  are completed, the
  student has
  successfully completed
  writing an essay!
Good Luck!!!

								
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