Describe the prewriting techniques

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Describe the prewriting techniques: journal writing, focused freewriting, brainstorming, clustering, and outline Prewriting techniques is the first step in the writing process, uses techniques such as journal writing, focused free writing, brainstorming, clustering and outline to convert thoughts into words. These techniques can help writers generate ideas and gather material about topics. Also, prewriting is a way to explore and give some order to what might otherwise be a confusing hodgepodge of different thoughts on a topic. There are five techniques to help writers generate ideas and gather material about topics. The first one is journal writing. It is the written record of a person’s observations, thoughts, reactions or opinions such as diary. Also, journal is a kind of scrapbook of meaningful written
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Unformatted text preview: expressions people find around that. The second technique is focused free writing. The goal of this technique is to put words on paper. Writer explores a topic by writing for a predetermined amount of time without stopping, even if it means repeating the same ideas. The third technique is brainstorming. It can be done alone or in a group and uses free association to write down anything which come from the mind about the given topic. The fourth technique is clustering. It likes a mind map to organize the ideas which come from writer’s mind. It can help writers to connect topic to related details or ideas. The last one is outlining. It is the most formal method of organizing prewriting ideas, uses numerals and letters to distinguish between major headings and subheadings of a planned piece of writing....
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This note was uploaded on 09/27/2011 for the course ENG 151A taught by Professor R.peter during the Spring '11 term at Northwestern MN.

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