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The Writing Process - Chapter Summary
As high school requires students to complete a significant amount of writing, students need to fully comprehend the writing process. These lessons examine all aspects of the writing process, taking students through each step one at a time.
For students who do not possess strong writing skills, reviewing all the lessons can help to develop the foundation they need to understand this topic. Some students may have mastered different aspects of the writing process, and therefore may only need to review a few key concepts. By going to the chapter menu, students can find their way to the lessons they need to go over. Students who complete this chapter should develop the skills necessary to do the following:
- Use effective strategies for pre-writing, such as mapping and brainstorming
- Address audience, purpose, and task in writing
- Establish the different types of writing styles along with examples
- Improve sentence structure for better writing
- Use revision techniques to fix mistakes in their writing
- Edit for mechanics and content
- Inspect the steps required for editing content
- Properly use some commonly confused English words
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.
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.
3. What is Writing Style? - Types & Examples
What is writing style? Many people struggle to answer this question, because the answer can be vague. By evaluating several main types of writing and examples of each, we will try to answer this elusive question.
4. How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure
Often times in writing, we know what we want to say, but it doesn't seem to come out right. In this video we will learn the steps needed to improve your writing with better sentence structure.
5. 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.
6. Editing for Mechanics: Definition & Concept
Find out what 'editing for mechanics' means and how to apply it to your writing. Learn what to look for when you're editing for mechanics, and then take a quiz to test your new skills.
7. Editing for Content: Definition & Concept
Learn what editing for content means and how it's different from editing for spelling, punctuation, and grammar. Review the list of things to look for in a content edit. Complete the lesson, and then take the quiz to test your new knowledge.
8. Commonly Confused Words in English
Is it 'accept' or 'except?' 'Affect' or 'effect?' How do you know when to use 'there,' 'their,' or 'they're?' Watch this video lesson to learn about some confusing words in English and how to properly use each one.
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Other chapters within the 9th Grade English: High School course
- 9th Grade English: Reading Skills
- 9th Grade English: Literary Text Analysis
- 9th Grade English: Literary Terms & Devices
- Short Stories: Cask of Amontillado, Most Dangerous Game, Scarlet Ibis
- Epic & Myth: The Odyssey & Perseus and Medusa
- Novel Exemplars: Night & Animal Farm
- Drama: To Kill a Mockingbird & Romeo and Juliet
- Poetry: Hope is the Thing with Feathers, The Raven & In Just
- Nonfiction Texts: Gettysburg Address & Washington's Farewell
- High School English: Media & Art Analysis
- 9th Grade English: Word Choice & Tone
- 9th Grade English: Argumentative Reading & Writing
- 9th Grade English: Informative & Technical Writing
- 9th Grade English: Narrative Writing
- 9th Grade English: Research Skills
- 9th Grade English: Speaking & Listening Skills