PowerEd Writing 2011 The Writing Process Write On! Drafting
Revising Proofreading Final Draft PreWriting
PowerEd Writing 2011 The Writing Process Stage 1Prewriting
Stage 2Drafting Stage 3Revising Stage 4Proofreading Stage 5Final
Draft Write On!
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
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!
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!
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
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!
PowerEd Writing 2011 Expository Writing Expository: To explain
To inform To clarify To define To instruct Write On!
PowerEd Writing 2011 Expository Writing: Gives information
Explains something Clarifies a process Defines a concept Write On!
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
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!
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.
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!
PowerEd Writing 2011 Rubrics How your essays will be graded.
PowerEd Writing 2011 The Six Traits of Writing The keys to
unlock powerful writing Write On!
PowerEd Writing 2011 What are these traits or keys? Ideas
Organization Word Choice Voice Sentence Fluency Conventions Write
PowerEd Writing 2011 Ideas Powerful and Significant Write
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!
PowerEd Writing 2011 Organization Logical and Effective Write
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!
PowerEd Writing 2011 Word Choice Specific and Precise Write
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!
PowerEd Writing 2011 Voice Individual and Appropriate Write
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!
PowerEd Writing 2011 Sentence Fluency Smooth and Expressive
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!
PowerEd Writing 2011 Conventions Correct and Communicative
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
PowerEd Writing 2011 Hints to Raise your Writing Score Writing
for Standardized Tests Write On!
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
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
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.
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,