Choosing How to Organize Your Writing: Task, Purpose & Audience


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The process of generating potential topics for writing or generating ideas that you might use in your paper is called what?

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1. When you have generated ideas and details for your paper, you must organize them so that you know which order you will write about them in your paper. What is this process known as?

2. The part of the writing process in which you actually write the paper for the first time is known as what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you quickly assess your ability to organize your writing. To pass this quiz, you'll need to be familiar with the stages of the writing process as well as what it means to consider the purpose or audience of your writing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to gauge your understanding of the following steps in the writing process:

  • Outlining
  • Brainstorming
  • Revising/Editing
  • Drafting

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on organizing your writing for purpose and audience
  • Making connections - understand the concepts of purpose and audience in writing
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as brainstorming and outlining
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about organizing your writing

Additional Learning

To learn more about purpose and audience in writing, review the accompanying lesson on Organizing Your Writing for Purpose and Audience. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the benefits of organizing your writing
  • Learn about the four steps of the writing process
  • Explore how to address purpose and audience in writing