RidgewayVistas: Writing Process Page

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ANALYZING A PROMPT

Identifying the Purpose or Prompt

TYPES OF ESSAYS

Types of Paragraphs/Essays

PRE-WRITING

Brainstorming/Mapping

Pre-Writing “Brainstorming”

Outlining: Body and Form

Organizing Ideas

Writing an Outline from a Brainstormed Prompt (6 min.)

You will notice that in the video, she uses sentences instead of keywords.  She used keywords in her brainstorming session. Notice that she is having to come up with  new  supporting ideas, which she did not have on her  brainstorming session.    This  is an  advanced writer. 

The PDF copy is not interactive, but for reference only. Please refer to the Word Template that was e-mailed to you.

WRITING A DRAFT

Drafts: Hooks and Take-away

Hooks

How to write a good hook for your essay”at bid4papers.com (LINK).

Conclusions

How to write a strong conclusion for your essay” – at bid4papers.com (LINK);

First Draft

EDITING and FEEDBACK

Editing Drafts

RSCC OWL: “Removing Word Clutter” (LINK)

RSCC OWL: “Revision Checklist for Essays” (LINK)

RSCC OWL: “Cohesion” (LINK). (cohesion = “sticks together well”)

PROOFING and SUBMISSION

OTHER HELPS AND EXERCISES

WRITING EXERCISES

(* all downloads with an asterisk are derived from Silva Rhetoricae, Brigham Young University at rhetoric.byu.edu. These forms are handouts I made from their website with my own notes included.)