Ch 11: 12th Grade English: The Writing Process

About This Chapter

This chapter helps students taking English at the high school level better understand the writing process. Engaging lessons provide details about how to organize writing, choose the right audience, avoid redundancy and much more.

12th Grade English: The Writing Process - Chapter Summary

Video and text lessons in this chapter provide a comprehensive overview of the writing process. Expert instructors explore the writing process from beginning to end, explaining what's involved in prewriting as well as how to fix mistakes through revisions. With each lesson is a short quiz students can take to gauge their understanding of these concepts. When finished, they will have the knowledge to:

  • Utilize brainstorming, mapping and other important prewriting techniques
  • Choose a purpose and audience and take other steps to organize writing
  • Discuss how language and word choice can set the tone of an essay
  • Ensure writing responds directly to an essay prompt
  • Choose a point of view and remain consistent when writing
  • Use diction to develop style and point-of-view
  • Determine the best audience for an essay
  • Practice self-editing and avoid common writing pitfalls
  • Use parallel structure in writing

11 Lessons in Chapter 11: 12th Grade English: The Writing Process
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Effective Prewriting: Instructions and Examples

1. Effective Prewriting: Instructions and Examples

You should learn prewriting techniques, such as brainstorming, mapping, and freewriting, to produce well-planned, focused essays. This lesson explains the basics for how to conduct effective prewriting.

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

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

By following a series of tasks, making sure to decide upon our purpose for writing and tailoring the paper to our audience, we can write stronger essays and reports. Watch this lesson to find out how to do these things.

How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay

3. How Word Choice and Language Sets the Tone of Your Essay

In this video, we will discuss how word choice sets the tone for your essay. This includes letting the reader know if you are angry, happy or even attempting to refrain from bias. These tools bring your 'voice' into your writing.

How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt

4. How to Focus Your Essay and Respond to the Essay Prompt

In this video, learn how to ensure that your writing responds directly to your assignment. Then find out how to spot where you may have strayed from the paper's point and how to get back on track.

Writing Essays with a Consistent Point of View

5. Writing Essays with a Consistent Point of View

Writers often struggle with shifting point of view in their writing. This lesson will show you how to select an appropriate point of view and use it consistently throughout an essay.

How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View

6. How to Write With Good Diction to Develop Style, Tone & Point-of-View

Developing a good writing style starts with developing good diction. You can't craft an essay or story the way you want without being able to choose the right words first. Here's how.

How to Determine the Best Audience or Readers for an Essay

7. How to Determine the Best Audience or Readers for an Essay

Who should be reading this? Not every essay can be enjoyed by everyone equally. How do you know who is the best target for an essay? This lesson will help you figure that out.

Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing

8. Writing Revision: How to Fix Mistakes in Your Writing

Writing is an important skill, but revising your writing is also. In this lesson, learn the basics of self-editing, including editing for content and for mechanics, such as grammar and misspellings.

Common Writing Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

9. Common Writing Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

In addition to all the other things you do while writing an academic essay, you'll need to think about how to avoid common pitfalls. This lesson discusses how to steer clear of some common problems.

How to Avoid Redundancy in Your Writing

10. How to Avoid Redundancy in Your Writing

Does your writing redundantly say the same thing twice? Is it full of unnecessary and inessential repetition of things you've already said before? Learn how to fix it here!

What is Parallel Structure? - Definition & Examples

11. What is Parallel Structure? - Definition & Examples

This lesson will explain what parallel structure is and present examples of it. It will also provide you with direction on how to use this literary technique and how to find and fix issues with parallel structure.

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