By examining the ideas in the essays Freewriting by Peter Elbow and The Makers Eye: Revising your own manuscripts by Donald Murray. One can gain a better understanding of the process of turning a piece of writing from an inspiration into a craft. By examining the elements lined out in each essay can be beneficial in creating a piece of writing that is beyond a college or student level. Elbows essay lines out the importance of a strong prewriting regimen. That editing too early can ruin writing. He believes that by using the method of free writing, it can inspire ideas that may be limited when worrying about grammar. While Murray emphasizes the necessity to create many drafts to form writing into its full potential. Saying each draft is an opportunity to discover what the author has to say and they the best way to say it. By transforming writing into its maximum potential it goes from being an idea an inspiration a masterpiece.
Revising a paper literally means to “renew again”, to look for something fresh in critical perspective. Revision is an ongoing process of rethinking the paper: reconsidering the arguments, reviewing the evidence, refining the purpose, reorganizing the presentation, reviving the paper’s perspective. At first, I thought revision was just fixing commas, grammar and spelling, but no, fixing minor errors like grammar, spelling and punctuation are called, proofreading. Proofreading is an important step before turning in a paper, but if the ideas are predictable, the thesis is weak, and the organization of the paper is a mess, then proofreading will just act like a band aid to cover the little scars on the paper. Writing is a process of discovery, and writers don’t always produce the best stuff from the first draft they made. So revision is a chance to look at the paper once again and to analyze critically what a writer has written.
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
Teachers, parents, and friends often tell students exactly what the writing process should entail and how long it should take. However, the older I get, the more I realize that the writing process varies not only from person to person, but also from one writing project to the next. Throughout my years of life, I have written countless papers, ranging from a persuasive speech to an extensive research paper, and each project requires an altered version of my personal writing process. While each individual has his own writing process, there can be many similarities between different writing processes. Finding one’s individual writing process takes trial, error, and repetition. When an individual finally uncovers his unique writing process, better thought, work, and writing is produced.
After writing these few essays, I understand that there are multiple ways I could have improved when in the process of writing. For example, I could have used more quotes to help solidify my writing and support some of my arguments more, I also could have brought in my experiences with history within school and maybe what I was taught about the Cold War, and lastly I think I could explain some of the major leaders better when using for my argument. Having prior knowledge about this topic would probably be the best way to prepare to revise these several essays that I have written.
I have always had a trouble in writing and after taking this GSW course I feel much more confident in my writing abilities and have learned many skills that I will always be able to use in my writing. I feel that over the course of this writing class that I have learned a lot of useful information and have grown as a writer. I have learned many skills that have improved my writing from the sources I use to the styles I write into using visuals in my papers. I have also improved my writing process. I go through many more steps to make sure my writing is to its best. I use more than just myself in my writing process I use others to help me and give me feedback on how I can improve even more on my writing. I have made a huge change in my writing
Students are assigned a variety of writing tasks throughout college. Whether it is an assignment in an orientation class or a term paper, students will need to include information from scholarly peers to help prove their point and make a credible stance. Thankfully students can include data from scholarly articles as long as they give proper credit to the author(s) from whom they received the information. Among the many issues that a student could potentially face is overusing resources. By not including enough of their thought on a subject, the work could become a collage of other writer’s work that a student merely puts his name on. To help avoid such an issue, one must remember that no more than 15% percent of a paper should include quotes
Each small scenarios that happen in our live can have either a major or minor impact on them. For me, it had a major impact. The way I go about writing now is more clear. I put more thought into my thinking process first. Before I decide what I want to write about I make a list. The top part of my list are the things that are either important to me or just easy to talk about, as long as it stands true to the topic or prompt. This is important because beforehand I just picked something and wrote the bare minimum I needed to have to get an A or B in high school ,which is not very hard with certain teachers. From changing this one step my whole writing process became easier. This scenario, did start off very damaging. My attitude towards
My writing process begins with my brainstorming ideas and writing them down on a separate piece of paper. That way I already know what Im going to be writing about and not just putting down a bunch of gibberish into my assignment. But this process only works if im having to writing an actual story or when doing a persuasive essay. Once all my ideas are jot down or I have what I’m going to write about in my head, I start writing my paper.
Before submitting a research paper, essay, or any other written document, it is essential to carefully look over it. Proofreading is the final step that is taken before a paper can be viewed as finished. Proofreading allows the writer to decide whether or not what is written relays the message. A paper that is not written well will not communicate the message effectively to the reader.
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.
Both proofreading and revising are techniques used when editing drafts of writing. Proofreading is used to note and mark any errors in grammar, punctuation, or other smaller scale mistakes. Revising is the process of looking over an entire essay for clarity and reader understanding. When you revise a piece of writing, it mainly involves removing or adding pieces of information to better reach an audience.
Editing is what you begin doing as soon as you finish your first draft. The process writers use to catch errors usal to their own writing. It’s hard to edit or proofread a paper that you’ve just finished writing. It’s still too familiar, and you tend to skip over a lot of errors. Try creating a brief outline of your paper to ensure the organization is reasonable. Review your paper to ensure that your tone is appropriate for your audience and consistent throughout your paper. Determine areas where you could add, delete, or move text to make your content more effective. If you try to identify and revise too many things at once, you risk losing focus, and your proofreading will be less effective. Editing and proofreading are two different stages
Revising is ensuring your essay is organized and reflects your thesis, while editing is done to ensure your words and message are clear. To revise an essay, the writer should make sure each paragraph relates to the thesis, that the essay is structured well with complete sentences and paragraphs, and that the essay includes an introduction and conclusion. One way to help revise your essay is to, “…consider putting yourself in the shoes of your readers when you revise and trying to determine whether what you have written will be clear and understandable to your audience” (Connell, 2013, p. 9.2). This helps ensure your thoughts are well organized and flow well. Revising checks the writer’s accuracy for focus, structure, organization, completion,
First, editing my work I can achieve a better grade regarding with my paper work and my paper work will look very interesting for a reader. Second, editing my work it helps me to become a better writer because when I revise my work I can notice whether if I wrote a concise introduction, body, and conclusion. Last, editing my work it can help me to verify whether if my paper is well-organized. For example; if my introduction has a clearly thesis sentence, if the body