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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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the 9th Grade English: High School course
- 9th Grade English: Speaking & Listening Skills
- 9th Grade English: Reading Skills Review
- 9th Grade English: Reading Skills
- 9th Grade English: Literary Text Analysis Review
- 9th Grade English: Literary Text Analysis
- 9th Grade English: Literary Terms & Devices Review
- 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
- 9th Grade English: Media & Art Analysis
- 9th Grade English: Word Choice & Tone
- 9th Grade English: Writing Skills Review
- 9th Grade English: Argumentative Reading & Writing
- 9th Grade English: Informative & Technical Writing
- 9th Grade English: Narrative Writing
- 9th Grade English: Research Skills