Lecture 2_BuildingBlocks

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the building blocks of writing
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the writing process 1. develop your ideas (form a research question) 2. learn about your audience 3. collect data 4. prepare an outline 5. write a rough draft 6. create visual support 7. rewrite 8. produce a final draft
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overview outlining grammar, usage, and style sentences paragraphs other issues in grammar, usage,  and style the revision process
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outlining purpose of the outline outline types creating an outline outlines and the writing process
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purpose of the outline a writing plan a process of dividing one big  topic into smaller subtopics
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an outline helps you… “see” the structure of a document before beginning concentrate on presenting and explaining (rather  than organizing) information in the rough draft keep track of organizational decisions decide what material you can jettison divide the work in a collaborative project maintain coherence and unity in a collaborative  document
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outline types outlines appear in two common forms: 1. topic : key words or short phrases 2. sentence outlines : complete sentences
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creating an outline 1. look at your material and group related ideas  into categories 2. starting with major headings, develop the  order and hierarchy of your ideas 3. mark your research notes with an appropriate  heading number or letter
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convert your research notes to sentences and  paragraphs, using the outline as a roadmap if you used a sentence outline, consider using  those sentences as topic sentences
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outlines are temporary, working documents do not feel bound to your original outline for some people, outlines are most useful after  they have begun the writing process
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grammar, usage, and style Note that you are responsible for reading  the material in the  Writing Handbook  (pp. 149–238) of the textbook.
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sentences pay special attention to the following: sentence structure: terminology (pp. 215–216) sentence components: guidelines (pp. 216–217)
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review of basic sentence structure Thi s cl ass has t oo many assi gnment s. subject:  the topic predicate:  what is being said about the  topic
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review of basic sentence structure Thi s cl ass has t oo many assi gnment s. subject:  the topic predicate:  what is being said about the  topic Thi s cl ass
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Thi s cl ass has t oo many assi gnment s. subject:
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course EE 333t taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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