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					The Writing Process
The Writing Process
The stages of writing are:

Planning
Writing
Rewriting
Planning your Writing:
Generating ideas
      writers get stuck sometimes.
   All
   When they do, these methods can help:
     Listing

     Brainstorming

     Clustering

     Freewriting

     Journal   writing
            Listing
 When   listing, do not evaluate how good
  your ideas are; write everything that
  occurs to you.
 Study your list to find good ideas and
  relationships among ideas for the
  writing topic.
 An idea-Generation list can be turned
  into a scratch outline.
        Brainstorming
 To brainstorm, ask questions about your
  topic.
 Study your brainstorming to find a
  specific topic.
          Clustering
 Clustering   helps you see how your
  ideas relate to each other.
 Clustering can help you to organize a
  list or brainstorm.
            Freewriting
 When   freewriting, do not stop, do not
  censor yourself, and do not worry about
  grammar, spelling, or neatness.
 A second free writing, focusing on an
  idea discovered in the first free writing,
  can be helpful.
       Keeping a Journal

 By keeping a journal, writers can
 explore how they think and feel. They
 can also develop a storehouse of ideas
 to use in their writing.
    Working Together:
    Generating Ideas
      people can help a writer who
 Other
 needs ideas.
Planning Your Writing:
Establishing Audience and
Purpose
A writer’s audience and purpose affect
 the kinds of details, the vocabulary, and
 the approach.
Planning Your Writing:
   Ordering Ideas
 Partof a writer’s planning is finding a
 suitable order for ideas to be expressed.
 Often a general-to-specific order is
 effective.
  Chronological Order

 In chronological order, events are
  arranged in the order they occurred.
         Spatial Order
 Witha spatial order, details are
 arranged according to their location.
       Emphatic Order
 Toarrange detail in an emphatic order,
 begin with your least important point
 and move to your most important. Also,
 you can begin with your second most
 important point and end with your most
 important.
     Combining Orders

A writer can use any combination of
 chronological, spatial, and emphatic
 orders.
Deciding on an Effective
Order
 When  a writer’s instincts do not suggest
 an effective order, drawing up more
 than one outline can help the writer
 decide on the best arrangement.
      Using Transitions
 Transitionsare words and phrases that
 help the reader understand the order of
 ideas.
Writing Your First
Draft
A first draft is the first version of a piece
 of writing. It is also known as a rough
 draft because it is likely to have
 problems the writer will solve later,
 when the draft is refined.
Rewriting: Revising Your
First Draft
 When  writers revise, they make
 changes in their first draft to improve it.
 This revision process is very important
 and often time-consuming.
Rewriting: Editing Your
Draft
 Writersedit to find and correct errors in
 grammar and usage that detract from
 the effectiveness of their writing.
Rewriting: Proofreading
Your Final Copy

        proofread their final copy to
 Writers
 check for careless errors made while
 recopying or typing.
           References
   Progressions with Readings                by
    Barbara Fine Clouse




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