Assignment: Writing Process

The writing process is different for every person and for every writing type, but there are common steps that are important to practice. Generally, the writing process consists of:

  • Prewriting (the early planning stages often as mindmapping, brainstorming, freewriting)
  • Organizing (developing logical order)
  • Drafting (creating the paper and demonstrating the recursive or "circling back" nature of writing)
  • Revising (conforming to Standard Edited English and style formatting, such as MLA and APA, for most academic writing)
  • Publishing (the final version that is submitted)


For this assignment, you will create a summary of the writing process from a proficient writer’s perspective in a Google Doc.

Directions

  1. Review the grading rubric as listed on this page.
  2. Answer the following questions in a Google Doc:

    1. Locate a source that defines the WRITING PROCESS. Copy and paste the URL in the submission window. Then describe the writing process using your own words.
    2. Locate a source that describes PREWRITING. Copy and paste the URL in the submission window. Then use your own words to define prewriting.
    3. Locate a source that describes ORGANIZATION as part of the writing process. Copy and paste the URL in the submission window. Then use your own words to define organization as it pertains to the writing process.
    4. Locate a source that describes DRAFTING as part of the writing process. Copy and paste the URL in the submission window. Then use your own words to define drafting as it pertains to the writing process.
    5. Locate a source that describes REVISING as part of the writing process. Copy and paste the URL in the submission window. Then use your own words to define revising as it pertains to the writing process.
    6. Locate a source that describes the RECURSIVENESS as it pertains to writing. Copy and paste the URL in the submission window. Then use your own words to describe what the recursive nature of writing means to you.


  3. Copy and paste your final answers into a new WordPress blog post.
  4. Submit the URL of your blog post to your instructor.


Grading

Views of Writing KEEP
Criteria Ratings Points
Students identify URL addresses for each stage of the Writing Process Proficient

5 pts
Developing

3 pts
No marks

0 pts
5 pts
Students summarize the source of each stage of the Writing Process in their own words Proficient

5 pts
Developing

3 pts
No marks

0 pts
5 pts
Student demonstrates understanding of the recursive nature of writing Proficient

10 pts
Developing

5 pts
No marks

0 pts
10 pts
Explain the elements of the writing process. Exceeds expectations

0 pts
Meets expectations

0 pts
Does not meet expectations

0 pts
0 pts
 TOTAL POINTS      20 pts
 

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