Iremember learning the fundamentals of the writing process. Writing process is the steps writers followto become a fluent writer. There arefive steps to follow to start the writing process which includes prewriting,drafting, editing, revising, and publishing. First, prewriting is when a writer defines the purpose and audience;picks a topic; and organizes thoughts. I usually start off all my writing witha web diagram. In which I write downeverything that comes to mind about the topic.
The second step in the writing process is drafting. The goal of drafting is to organize all ideason paper. Then start the draft with anintroductory paragraph that tells what your writing will be about.
Most paragraphs contain three parts. The topic sentence, supporting sentences, andthe closing sentence. The topic sentenceintroduces and summarizes the paragraphs main idea. The supporting sentence backing the main ideaand are the body of the paragraphs; give details; or points that develop themain idea. Next step in the writingprocess is editing. The goal is to checkfor correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
This is the part where a writer checks for awkward sentences, run onsentences, makes sure each sentence begins with a capital letter and ends withthe proper punctuation. Next step in thewriting process is revising. The goal isto improve and refine writing. This isprobably my favorite part because all the hard work is finished. The writer task is to make sure your contentmakes sense. By making sure that eachparagraph details and examples relate to the main idea.
Also, the writer can replace weak words withstronger and more vivid synonyms. Lastlyin the writing process is publishing. The goal is to prepare the text to be read by your audience.
This is the final step. The task is to produce a clean copy of thewriting with all revisions and edits. Irecommend proofread a few times for mistakes you did not see before. In conclusion, these are the steps in thewriting process. While each writer mighthave their own approach to writing, all writing processes include some or allthe five steps as stated above. Lookingback on my writing from my freshmen year in high school it is obvious that Ihave improved my writing skills.
While looking through my writing I found twopapers that I remembered quite well. Although I received decent grades on bothpapers it was clear to me that they were not my best work. As I look back onthe two papers I wrote for Mrs. West ninth grade English class I can’t help tothink of all the different things I would change. The papers don’t seem toflow. They are in logical order, but the wording could use some improvement.The paragraphs aren’t linked to one another properly. They should start on thesame note that the previous paragraph ended with.
Other than that, theparagraphs have good information. The weakest area I saw is the grammar andspelling. I still struggle in these two areas. Some good things I noticed werethe introductions and conclusions. Both papers had strong introductions andconclusions; however, like all things, these two could use some improvements.By reading the two papers I could easily tell which of the two I wrote first.When I checked the date, I found out that I was correct.
Even in the shortperiod that separated the two papers, I could see improvements that I had made.Alwaysset yourself up for the next moment. Asa student, studying reinforced this statement for me. The first thing I remember about school wastaking a test. I knew if I want to do well on the test I would have tostudy.
Although the grades I received onthe test didn’t reflect my studying routine. Studying has made me the student, and writer I am today.