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The Writing Process

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The Writing Process

I. 4 Patterns of Writing

1.Description (ive) } informal

2. Narration(ive) } patterns

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3. Exposition (tory) } formal

4 Persuasion (ive) } patterns

II. Purpose

1. Description: to describe

-Objective Description:describing factually (EX: a recipe)

-Subjective Description: description of character, setting, etc.(EX: the beautiful brown-haired girl)

2. Narration: to tell a story

3. Expostion: to inform

4. Persuasion: to persuade

III. Informal Patterns

A. Creative

1. Begins in planning stage

IV. Fomal Patterns

A. Critical

1. Organization Structure, Proofing...

V. 4 Steps to Writing

1. Step 1: Prewriting:whatever it takes to get started

a. Brainstorming, Researchin, getting motivated

topic(bridge between Steps 1 &2)

2. Step 2: Rough Outline taking topic and dividing into subtopics.

a. Ordering of Subtopics

1. Chronological

2. Clematic (saving the best for last)

3. Space(spacial) "closest to home"

4. General to specific

writing rough thesis(last sentence)(bridge between Steps 2 &3)

3.Step 3: Rough Draft: writing the paper

a.Proofing edit (bridge between Steops 3 &4)

Proofing/editing (bridge between Steps 3 & 4)

-Must either do it: (1) Yourself, (2)Someone else( person must love you, be dedicated to your success, or be payed)

4. Step 4: Final Draft: perfection

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Formal Writing Rules

1. No slang

2. No abbreviations or contractions

3. No 1st or 2nd person

4. Accepted format

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