Ch 17: 9th Grade English: The Writing Process

About This Chapter

These lessons can offer students the guidance they need to better understand the writing process. This resource will prove effective for students who have fallen behind in their English classes, or for those who simply need a recap on this topic.

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

10 Lessons in Chapter 17: 9th 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.

How to Organize an Essay

2. How to Organize an Essay

In this video, we will cover the steps involved in organizing an essay. We'll talk about titles, introductory paragraphs, concluding paragraphs, main points, transition statements and editing.

How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay

3. How to Structure Paragraphs in an Essay

When structuring a paragraph, you shouldn't just go throwing together a few sentences. The sentences that make up a paragraph should all flow together and represent the same topic to make up a strong paragraph. This video explains how to put together your sentences and paragraphs to maximize their impact.

How to Structure Sentences in an Essay

4. How to Structure Sentences in an Essay

Sometimes we know what we want to write, but we are just unsure of the best way to write it. In this video, we will cover ways to structure sentences in an essay.

What is Writing Style? - Types & Examples

5. 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.

How to Write Better by Improving Your Sentence Structure

6. 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.

How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar

7. How to Proofread an Essay for Spelling and Grammar

Proofreading is the last step in revising an essay - don't skip it! A single typo can sometimes ruin the hard work of an entire paper. This lesson will help you find the right proofreading strategy for you.

How to Edit and Improve Essay Content

8. How to Edit and Improve Essay Content

Going back through an essay that you've written in order to make substantive content improvements can be a daunting task. Fortunately, there are some basic principles that you can apply to whip your essay into shape.

Editing for Mechanics: Definition & Concept

9. 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.

Editing for Content: Definition & Concept

10. 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.

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