My writing process is very simple and mostly like the authors in the video. The writing process I use while I write is simple tool to use, it only has 5 parts to it. Everybody process different an author can have also have multi ways to write depending on this subject you are writing on. To me it is the beginning of the writing process is the most important step in the writing process. Before I write my paper I brainstorms thoughts and topics and also my platform. Some people do not like to brainstorm before they write but I have to in order to write a good paper. I like to make an outline of what I want to say by making a list of what I could possibly use in my paper. The next writing process is the longest and hardest for me because I have
One of the techniques I am going to use through out college is talking to
In this chapter, Lunsford details the planning and drafting process for a writer to organize their ideas with either a formal outline or a rough plan. Lunsford reminds writers to be flexible during the drafting process and not to think twice about changing elements of the essay at this point in the process. Lunsford goes on to explain the qualities academic paragraphs must have these include unity, development and coherence. To obtain unity within a paragraph all sentences should relate to the topic sentence of the paragraph. When developing a paragraph it is important to switch between general and specific ideas in the paragraph, while supporting those ideas with details, evidence and examples as required. Ensuring a paragraph is coherent is crucial when developing an academic paragraph. Because readers need to be able to follow a writers ideas easily, Lunsford gives her readers a method to follow to achieve this goal. This method includes using the general to specific ideas, repetition, parallel structures, and using transition words. The author notes that this method should also be used to link paragraphs
A “rough draft” is something someone writes with the express purpose of getting their ideas out on paper. Expectedly, more often than not, people will write multiple drafts before writing their final, in an effort to get to their best paper. I was, of course, introduced to the phenomenon that is the rough draft in middle school. Interestingly, whenever I attempted to write a rough draft, my thoughts would become muddled and slowly but surely, I was left with nothing to write. Hardly after being introduced to the rough draft than I jettisoned it; in fact, it is because of that dismissal that has prompted me to adopt a different method.
Outline, planning, revising, rough and final draft, grading. This is the typical process for writing an essay, I however as a young high school student never followed this. I started with an idea in my head and go on from there. I never considered a need to plan and prepare an outline, just to write a rough draft that I would have to revise, draft, and draft again. It would just be easier to start writing the final draft first right? No. This class has taught me many strategies on how to accustom my writing to a college level. Over the semester in this class I have grown, learned how to effectively draft, and experienced argumentative writing first hand.
My writing process, no matter what, always includes brainstorming, rough drafts and proofreading. When I receive an assignment I read the question over what feels like a million times till I fully understand what it is asking. I will make notes on the handout and as soon as ideas come to my mind i will jot them down, even if I do not end up using them. As soon as I get ideas i role with it, even if I have to go back in the end and change everything. Rough drafts come next. I like to write them out first so i can scribble and make notes to myself and fill things in when i need to. I write in pen so sometimes by drafts can be more rough then they should be, but that is how i like it. After my essay is all finished I proofread, many many times.
The stages of the writing process that helped me write an essay the most are the Prewriting, Writing, Self-evaluation/self-revising and peer editing, and lastly finalizing the finished essay. Prewriting in my case is to be considered the simplest process, even though it is crucial in any essay. The reason behind it is that it consists of generating ideas through brainstorming (for me jotting the idea down on a paper), as well as engaging in free writing (writing everything that comes to
My writing process starts before pen meets paper. When I receive the assignment and read the rubric, my mind starts working. I have a general idea of what I am going to write about, along with a few main points. My writing process is like a puzzle; it is very confusing to most, but makes sense to me. I have realized my faults and how important it is to be more organized in order to improve my writing process.
From the requirements phase, I move into a content creation phase. This phase is largely dependent tone and subject matter of the composition. If I am writing a persuasive essay, I spend the majority of my time researching and placing supporting evidence into my document.
When it's a story I have to tell I write out a plot tree telling what's going to happen in each paragraph just to plan it out. After writing that out I do a rough draft and re-read it a couple of times to make sure my paper is going in the right direction. Overall my writing process hasn't really changed since I first started writing stories when I was about 10 and got praise for them from elementary and middle school teachers. College is definitely different and the expectation of essays is different as well when it comes to word play and the layout of what you're writing about. But thankfully that should be the only two I really have to work on, otherwise my thinking process has always worked really well and kept me on
This particular article has been of quite some help with improving my writing abilities! Do you ever find yourself rewriting instead of writing? If you are a writer and are in need of helpful hints with what I think is the most important part of the writing process, revision. In Internal Revision the author, Donald Murray, emphasizes this writing skill that is the least used but one of the most important.
In the writing process the step that I think would be the most difficult for me to complete would be drafting. Drafting is researching, crafting a thesis statement, outlining, and documenting sources. In this phase of the paper majority of the work is done. In researching your paper you have to find information on your topic, keep track of any paraphrases, summaries, and quotations along with their sources. Crafting your thesis statement, this is one sentence that states your opinion on the subject and must be supported by your research. The thesis statement alone takes a lot of work because it needs to be broad enough to include all the supporting points of your paper. In the outlining phase you will be using all the information you have retrieved and form your paper. Documenting your sources is also very important in this stage because you need to make sure if you are using
Incubation: This was my favorite step because it allows me to relax and gather all the information I had and I used it to reorganized my paper and to maybe add things that I forgot to or delete sentences that may have been
Paul Roberts states, “When students complete a first draft, they consider the job of writing done ¬¬– and their teachers too often agree. When professional writers complete a first draft, they usually feel that they are at the start of the writing process.” Sadly, I believe the concept of writing a first draft, then immediately writing a final draft, has been taught from elementary to high school (maybe even college). It never occurred to me to work on several drafts before handing in a final draft. In fact, we have learned this semester that there should be four stages in the writing process before submitting a final draft: prewriting, writing, rewriting, and editing. So many times I have clumped all the stages into one stage when writing a paper. I began to notice that numerous sections of my paper needed to be rewritten – even after it was graded. Again, Paul Roberts says, “When does this process end? Most writers agree with the great Russian writer Tolstoy, who said, ‘I scarcely ever reread my published writings, if by chance I come across a page, it always strikes me: all this must be rewritten; this is how I should have written it.” I plan to utilize this writing tool by rewriting all my papers in future classes rather than clumping all writing stages into one
Also I have learned that by doing the draft step by step as in introduction, body, and conclusion also helped me get through the process of writing the draft. Not doing all the draft at once really helped because if did not feel the pressure of having to finish it all together. First, I would do the introduction and then maybe thirty or sixty minutes later, I would do the body, then after another short brake, I would do the conclusion. This has helped a lot with my draft because between those breaks I would think of something else to include in the paper. As well as giving my self time to think this way of drafting gave me an opportunity to check me paper more thoroughly because I would check each section individually and that way I found mistakes I would have missed before.