Those that write always have a writing process whether they know it or not. A writing process can be defined by the way an individual gears up for the project at hand. It can be as simple as finding a favorite chair to write in or the act of planning out the writing beforehand. My own personal writing process varies from task to task with a few constants. I generally start my writing process by first reconciling my project; figuring out the best way to express the needs of the work. I do not write down notes or an outline in regards to the project mostly relying on winging it so as not to get hung up on sticking to the outline. I will my best to knock out large chunks of the project before taking any breaks unless I hit a wall, and
Prewriting defines any kind of opening work that comes first in the actual paper writing. It does not necessarily have to be writing. In Fact, prewriting can just be strenuous thinking about what you want to write your paper about. Personally, my favorite technique is journaling. I like this technique best because it is used as an on-going process. When using the other techniques, brainstorming, freewriting, clustering, mind mapping, and question-asking, they can wait until you have your paper assignment and are thinking about where to start. Journaling is great throughout your assignment with whatever material you could possibly be writing about. Also, it can involve pieces of all the previous techniques that where mentioned above. However,
The writing process is something that you figure out yourself as you go through school. I personally think that is why they make us take English for so many years. Through the years, I found that some teachers forced you to write certain ways. I believe that
One’s writing says a lot about that individual and their views on certain topics. At times, it is difficult to share one’s work of literature due to sensitivity to other’s reactions and comments. Ever since I began writing high ended essays, peer editing was my biggest fear. Personally, I had a difficult time sharing my writings. There were certain areas I lacked in and the peer editing only confirmed insecurities I had. All of this changed through writer’s circles.
To write my adventure book, I went through all the stages of writing process both in and outside of class to create a book I am proud of. The writing process involves many steps like prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and finally publishing and sharing. For the prewriting stage, we were brainstorming monster characters and the adventures they would go on for a lesson in class and this is where the idea of my adventure book was created. For the drafting stage, I would work on the draft of my story inside and outside of class. When working on my rough draft, I would go back and add more figurative language such as alliterations and onomatopoeias in my story.
When it comes to college level writing and how many sentences should be in a paragraph, I personally keep mine to about 5 to 7 sentences per paragraph. As a writer, the goal is to get the point across as clearly as possible. What has been most beneficial to most writers is by cutting down on extra or unneeded words; also another technique used is grammar techniques and correct vocabulary usage.
Writing is labor. It is a skill that requires a person to become monomaniac, as well as fastidious to the craft. Writing takes empathy and demands long periods of time to be alone with one’s self. Writing relies on readers to exist, but the writer ought to shut off the mind’s of readers and creative the work for themselves in order to become authentic. Writing is a skill that requires years of practice, as well as a clear memory and years of a life in order to be relevant in the vast abundance of information that is available for humanity. Writing is the phenomena that advances civilizations and individuals throughout all existence of humanity The writer is a wordsmith, who uses memories and impressions to be printed on the paper to be relived in the minds of a few or the minds of many.
Writing tends to be one of the best forms of presenting and preserving information. However, “poor” writing may not offer the desired message, is full of errors, offers irrelevant information or is uninteresting to the audience. I have been striving to develop my writing through various activates that entail freewriting and reading the “best” articles. Hence, my writing has significantly improved because it adheres to most of the applicable principles and procedures.
The contents of this portfolio show the transitions in the revision process as I demonstrate growth. There are four papers I wrote this semester, the original and the revised one that I improved according to the instruction and feedback I received over the course of the semester. From unit one to unit four, there is a significant improve in my writing. With the feedback of each paper, I realized which areas I needed to improve and do better on the next paper. The help from writing lab also made me a better writer, but there still much more I need to improve because I am not a strong writer like my fellow classmates. The portfolio also contains artifacts that I perceive as exemplifying my development as a writer. These are my revision memos of the four papers I wrote and revised, plus a selection from my essay that I believe exemplifies my development as a writer. The last part of the portfolio is the Hupomnemata, which contains my in class writing assignments throughout this semester.
I think I’ve done more writing this year than I have in the last 4-5 years combined, perhaps even since high school. I don’t remember any significant writing projects I did K-12 except for a term paper on postpartum depression and some occasional poetry. At this point in my life when I really do need the writing skills, I regret not taking papers seriously or appreciating the art of good written communication. Writing objective papers has not been a problem since the layout is simply good logic and researching reliable information. There isn’t pressure to keep your audience’s attention by painting a mental image to get the reader immersed. Even with this journal entry, I’m not anxious about capturing the reader as these are simply my thoughts as they come to me while I type.
Everyone has different techniques in their writing process. Some people analyze the prompt and others simply glance over it. Although, everyone is taught the same writing process they still have their own way of writing. In order to make their paper standout, they need to think creatively. Writing can be a piece of cake or difficult for students. Many students pay attention to certain steps more. I pay more attention to brainstorming ideas, but sometimes in order to be an effective writer I need to focus on everything as a whole. Everyone has their own twist when developing their essay like analyzing the prompt, brainstorming, and proofreading.
The writing process was a little difficult. Brainstorming a list of possible thesis options was the biggest challenge for me. For me most of the time the benefits of brainstorming outweighed the creative output. I found myself getting frustrated looking for times in my life when I struggled to read and write. For the most part remembering how I conquered the challenges was very hard to recall. Though I found out what I was going to write about, I still haven’t stated my thesis on the paper.
After reading “The 12-Step Program to Good Writing” by Michael Gartner, my journalistic knowledge has been expanded and molded all thanks to a journalistic legend. However some of the knowledge came as a surprise. For example, in the second step, Gartner said to read everything including trash. I was taken back because I thought reading an awfully written piece would teach me to write like that. Yet his reasoning proved that it teaches you to identify why that piece is so awful, so you won’t make the same mistake. The second piece of advice I found shocking was in step seven which is to experiment. As a journalist, I thought you were supposed to have the same writing formulas for all articles, but Gartner begs to differ. He taught me to try
In writing, as in other kinds of production, the process directly affects the quality of the product. If we prepare a meal quickly, assembling poor ingredients without much thought or attention, we aren’t likely to end up with a tasty dish. The best chefs, like the best writers, refine their methods and think carefully about what they are doing, with close attention to detail to
Every year, students are required to become more proficient in areas such as math, science, history, and writing. High school English teachers push students to become better writers so they can be ready when they get to college. College-level writing is being able to use advanced vocabulary, developed grammar and rhetorical devices to express ideas accurately and precisely.