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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 The Writing Process Write On! Drafting Revising Proofreading Final Draft PreWriting
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 The Writing Process Stage 1Prewriting Stage 2Drafting Stage 3Revising Stage 4Proofreading Stage 5Final Draft Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Prewriting Identify your reading audience, the person or people for whom you are writing. Define your purpose, or reason for writing. Choose one topic to focus on in your writing. Gather and organize information about your topic. Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Drafting At this stage, you begin to turn your prewriting ideas into a smooth flowing work of writing. At this time, it is best to write freely, not worrying about errors in grammar or mechanics. If you find as you write that your prewriting plan does not work as you had hoped, you can go back to the prewriting stage and collect more information or make changes in your plan. Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Revising Review your essay for improvements check the information, the organization, and the language in the draft to see if it is appropriate to your audience and to your purpose for writing. Make all necessary changes and improvements. Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Proofreading At this stage, correct errors in capitalization, punctuation, grammar, and spelling. Write On! This is where the writing for your standardized writing tests ends.
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Final Draft This is the final stage of the writing process. The writer takes all the information and edit marks from the stages three and four on the rough draft and writes the paper over. The writer will produce a new and final draft of the paper without mistakes. Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Expository & Persuasive Writing Writing for Standardized Tests Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Expository Writing Expository: To explain To inform To clarify To define To instruct Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Expository Writing: Gives information Explains something Clarifies a process Defines a concept Write On! Expository Writing
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 ASK How Why What are you explaining? Write On! Before you begin writing: Be sure you completely understand the prompt! Expository Writing
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Persuasive Writing Presents the writers opinion Informs the reader Uses appeals to reason or logic Uses appeals to emotions Tries to change the readers attitude, belief, or behavior Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Persuasive Writing Form an Opinion Do you have a strong personal feeling about the topic being discussed? Choose one side and stick to it! Write On! Before you begin writing: Judge, evaluate or prove your opinion. Once you have gathered several ideas, facts to back up your opinion - begin your writing. If your opinion is not a strong one (you do not have many facts to support it), modify or change your opinion so that you can support it effectively.
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Steps to Remember when Writing Expository & Persuasive Essays 1.Use a hook - Grab your audience 2.Write a solid thesis statement. This is your road map to a great essay. 3.Use two or three supporting ideas. Try to incorporate at least one character trait. 4.Use high-quality transitional devices to move into each body paragraph. 5.End each paragraph with a justifier sentence. 6.Make sure your purpose for writing has been accomplished follow your thesis statement. 7. Conclude this is as important as your opening. 8.Use the writing process make sure you edit and revise your writing! Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Rubrics How your essays will be graded. Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 A 6 Essay Nearly perfect Shows superior understanding Powerful organization Noticeable coherence Shows precision & sophistication Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 A 5 Essay Solid Shows accurate grasp of topic Clearly organized Shows maturity in writing Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 A 4 Essay Competent Has commonplace understanding Organized, but with some digressions (departures from the topic) Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 A 3 Essay Shows limited understanding Pedestrian (ordinary) Unnecessary repetition Interference of other ideas Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 A 2 Essay Insignificant handling of the topic OR Misunderstanding of concepts Disjointed/unsupported generalizations Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 A 1 Essay Rambling Incoherent Confusing Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 The Six Traits of Writing The keys to unlock powerful writing Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 What are these traits or keys? Ideas Organization Word Choice Voice Sentence Fluency Conventions Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Ideas Powerful and Significant Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Ideas It all makes sense. I know this topic well. My paper has a purpose. I have included interesting details not everyone would think of. Once you start reading, you wont want to stop. Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Organization Logical and Effective Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Organization It starts out with a bang. Everything ties together well. You can follow it easily. At the end it feels finished and makes you think. Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Word Choice Specific and Precise Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Word Choice This is the best way to say this. My words make pictures in the readers mind. I used words that are new ways to say everyday things. My verbs are powerful ; my nouns and adjectives are specific and precise. Some of the words linger in your mind after you read them. Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Voice Individual and Appropriate Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Voice It sounds like a real person wrote it. You can tell that I care about this topic. This is what I really think. I want you to read this and feel something. You can tell that I am thinking about my audience. Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Sentence Fluency Smooth and Expressive Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Sentence Fluency My sentences begin in different ways. Some sentences are long; some are short. It sounds good as you read it. My sentences have power and punch. My writing flows easily from sentence to sentence. Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Conventions Correct and Communicative Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Conventions I have used capitals correctly. Periods, commas, exclamation marks, and quotation marks are in the right places. Every word is spelled correctly. I indented each paragraph. My spelling, punctuation, grammar, and capitalization make my writing easy to read and understand. Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Hints to Raise your Writing Score Writing for Standardized Tests Write On!
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Write On! Eliminate narrative elements from your writing: I thinkMy first reason is Do you likeHi, my name is Use Character Traits to help you develop a strong thesis. Hints to Raise Your Writing Score Begin your essay with a hook. Grab the readers attention from the very start. Incorporate significant quotes, specific examples, and valid reasoning into your essay.
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Write On! Hints to Raise Your Writing Score Move into each body paragraph with mature transitional devices which clearly state the main idea of the paragraph. At the end of each body paragraph, use a justifier sentence to restate your main idea. Eliminate dead words from your essay make your writing come alive! It was very hot. It was positively sweltering.
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Hints to Raise Your Writing Score Write On! Combine simple sentences with a semi-colon (;) transition and a comma (,) I was out of milk. I went to the store. I was out of milk; therefore, I went to the store. Combine simple sentences with a coordinating conjunction and a comma (,) I was out of milk. I went to the store. I was out of milk, so I went to the store.
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  • PowerEd Writing 2011 Hints to Raise Your Writing Score Write On! Begin sentences in a different way than with a subject utilize adverbs, gerunds, prepositional phrases, and subordinate clauses. Suddenly, the room Running through the woods, In the morning, Although it was late,