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1

What dictates a writing process?

The scope and the length of the assignment

2

What are the four distinct stages of writing?

1. Prewriting
2. Drafting
3.Rewriting
4. Editing

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Prewriting

make notes, go the library, interview someone, etc.
Let the ideas begin to form

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Drafting

put words to paper
- make outline
- bare-bones rough draft to attempt to get ideas down on paper

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What is the first goal in drafting stage?

to get the framework of the writing in place so that you can start adding material to fill it out.

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what is the hard work of writing?

rewriting

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rewriting

move parts of your paper around or make a new outline or add or cut material to fill in the gaps or to eliminate imbalances.

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All writing is what?

All writing is rewriting

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Editing

Make your sentence structure so that it flows smoothly change words here and there to heighten their impact.

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Why do you need to edit and proofread what you written?

so that careless errors don't distract your readers from getting the message that you're trying to convey.

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To help generate ideas what do writers need to do?

Writers need to tap internal and external resources.

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How do writers use journals?

writers use journals as portable file cabinets of ideas.

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What is journal helpful for creating?

Dialogues, the voice and opinions of others who may hold views that are different from your own on particular issues.

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What is the most difficult step in the writing process?

Getting started

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Brainstorming

Can help you get your ideas on paper in an informal and unstructured way.

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what is the one rule to observe when you're brainstorming?

not to judge the ideas that pop into your head and spill out to your paper.

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What three basic things should each topic have?

1. Should be Interesting
2. Should appeal to the readers
3. It should have a specific slant.

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Clustering

involves choosing a keyword, phrase, short sentence, and placing it in the center of a blank page with a circle around it. Next add ideas that you can associate to your keyword or phrase.

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Free writing

helps get a focus on the subjecte while developing things to say about it.

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Free writing generate ideas that will help you do what?

Begin to think about your subject before worrying about polishing your writing for an audience

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How can you make your subject more manageable?

By reducing your options or narrowing your subject.

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What happens when you narrow your topic?

The more you restrict your research and tighten the focus of your argument.

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How to select a topic?

Select topic on which you wish to be well informed and that you are willing to investigate and to reflect on.

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claim

is the heart of your essay. it function as a thesis statement. it states what you believe or what action you would like your readers to take.

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working claim

statement of your opinion or position on your topic that you can use temporarily to help focus and organize your paper and limit your research.

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When is a statement arguable?

when it is based on judgement and interpretation and not on undisputable facts or opinions