Outlining is a method that is used to organize thoughts and information; one that I commonly use to guide my writing. Prior to this artifact, once an outline was planned and composed, I would follow it step by step when writing the actual piece. However, during the production of this essay, the message that I wanted to convey changed causing it to clash with my outline. I battled with the notion of whether I should continue on my original path or lead my essay in a new direction (with the ways of defining and conclusion). In the end, I chose to take a step away from my outline. By doing so, I realized that outlines are simply a guide for your writing and meant to strayed
Throughout the class I was given feedback on needing to work on the structure and organization of my paper. I feel that it has improved but more work must be done. I have worked on how a structure my papers and the way I make them flow. I sometimes will begin with an outline when I begin to write a paper. At the beginning of the semester I didn’t use outlines because I felt that they were a waste of time and it made the process of writing a paper too long. After I did an outline it made it more clear what I was writing about. The outlines have helped and I will continue to use them on future papers. I have learned that I can’t try to complete a paper in sections. If I do it that way the paper tends to not flow like it would if I complete it all at one times. It seems as if my thoughts change when writing in sections.
Throughout English 101, I learned that the following the writing process was imperative. Before taking this class, I use to always skip the pre-writing step considering that it is just an easy and unnecessary step. Consequently, I struggled to figure how to start writing, and most importantly I struggled to figure out the main point while writing the draft. And then I finish the first draft close to the deadline that I do not have time to read it not to mention revising. It was after I started this class that learned that pre-writing is vital, and requires time and attention as it holds the base of the whole writing. My professor used different analogies such as blueprint for building and map for navigation to explain the importance. It really speeded up my writing after I started to utilize it. I have learned outlining before, but part of the pre-writing that I was fortunate enough to learning in English 101 is the writing triangle. Even before outlining, the topic, purpose, and audience of the
Many aspects of my writing that have room to improve and I am working on them. I love reading and that is how I work on improving my use of literary devices. I also try to read critiques of each chapter as I read them to help me realize what narrative structure I like most and to notice each step the author takes to build the plot. So, I am working on my writing and I am improving on it and my critical reading but there are some aspects of it that are at a somewhat frustrating halt.
One activity that definitely helped me with outlining was the outline and research paper scaffold for the argumentative research paper. I used this specific example because the research scaffold broke down the paper step by step, which helped me understand how I would layer and organize my paper. The scaffold made it easier to envision my whole thought process. By using the outline I was able to work my paper out one thing at a time. I think this skill will be beneficial because I’ll be able to give myself a clear outline and write my paper with a clear focus.
Outlines allow the student to be organized, and allows them to quickly identify when they are just rambling to make word count, or they are off topic. Once the outline is complete the only thing left that needs to be started is the thesis statement, and after all these things are considered I would say the student is off to a great start on this
Using an outline really helped me with my writing. Having an outline there next to me, it help me to be able to go back and look to see if I forgot any main points. I actually used the outline because it helped me write strong paragraphs. Doing this I-Search paper, helped me to know how to evaluate websites and maybe some information. What I learned from this I-Search paper, was about the Warsaw Concentration Camp and websites I
You will spend less time searching for information and fixing any clutter. Efficiency is the main point of organization in a essay. Planning out your essay leaves you with time that you can use on more productive things in your essay like proofreading. Creating an outline will help organize your whole paper and keep track of what goes where making it a lot easier so then you only have to fill your paper with the information that you have researched. Outlines are great for people who have trouble putting their words onto paper and can make the whole process go much smoother. Organizing is not very difficult and in conclusion will help make your essay easier and faster to write.
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.
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
When you begin to write it is best to start with a process. Planning, drafting, and developing are very important steps when writing. Once someone had decided on a topic to write about they need to make sure they understand what audience they are writing for. Doing so will make it easier to get into the minds of the people who will be reading the paper. This helps with deciding how the paper should be written. The next step would be to write a rough draft. This will be the basis of the paper. I find that writing a rough draft helps me get the main points across before I begin to lose my train of thought. I also find that it's a lot easier to write a rough draft if I have a list of ideas already written down that I will want to discuss. After finishing the rough draft, revising is the last step.This is when you rewrite or revise paragraphs, sentences, main points, and even your thesis. When writing I tend to write down everything I am thinking of, then I go back and rearrange or edit if something doesn't
My writing process is simple, extreme procrastination, free writing and then aligning the paragraphs that may make sense together. When I write I mainly just read over the prompt and just type until something happens I often write two or three different passages on the same topic and take whichever bits and pieces that seem good, that is not the best way because sometimes I confuse myself and when reading through will read what I wrote as if it was still in its unedited condition. Most of the time I will wait until the day before to start writing especially if the topic is something dumb like “write about your writing experiences”
There has to be a point in your writing that you decide the purpose of the work, the meaning, audience and justification. Sometimes I go through the trouble and write out a formal outline. These formal outlines are usually reserved when writing speeches where each point has its own subordinate point. However, on less serious or vexing assignments I don't feel as obligated to stick to a roadmap ‘outline’. The less perplexing assignments get a thorough mental roadmap built on tentative ideas that change as the paper gets worked out. After revision the original mental roadmap may be completely different than first imagined; why it’s used on less important
In high school, there were three different types of writing assignments we had to complete. The first was analyzing an unseen text, the second was writing an essay based on the theme of two plays, and the last was a creative writing task. For each of them, I took a different approach for coming up with the ideas I was going to write about. The ideas came from research about the topics given, or general themes looked at during class. However, for any writing assignment I would always create an outline first, whether it was an in class essay or an essay written at home. If it was an essay that was written over time, our teacher required us to hand in drafts, and would set aside class time to peer edit. Most of the time the feedback given was
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.