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ENGLISH 214

The Composing Process Information Fill Activity: Lecture 2 _________________________________ Poor  technical  wri.ng  can  result  when:  The  facts  are  already  known  (Beware  of  old  technical  reports).  The  author(s)  do  not  know  the  _______________  about  the  subject  The  paper  is  based  on  __________________________  only  (You  are  not  the  only  

expert).

 The  conclusions  are  not  jus.fied  by  the      

                 given.

 The  material  is  poorly  __________________  .  The  author(s)  uses  the  improper  style.  The  material  is  not  sufficiently    

 

 

.

 Poor  _________________and  misspelled  words  are  used.  The  major  points  are  not  ___________________  throughout  the  paper.  When  the  author(s)  assumes  the  reader  shares  the  same  level  of  knowledge  of  the  

subject.

The  Composing  Process  S  _________________________________  D_________________________________  A_________________________________  __________________________________  __________________________________

Situa5onal  Analysis  Analyzing  the    

 

 

,  purpose,  and    

 Establish  purpose  Determine  reader’s  aKtudes  and  needs  Determine  scope  of  coverage

 

 


ENGLISH 214  Bringing  thoughts  from  nowhere  to  somewhere  Make  decisions  about    

 

 

 and  style  based  on  audience  and  persona  

Persona  The      

 the  writer  has,  or  assumes,  when  wri.ng

 Relates  to  the  posi.on  of  the  writer  and  his  or  her  rela.onship  to  the  

 

 

 

 and  the  situa.on

Ques.ons  to  Ask  About  the  Audience  and  Persona  What  is  the  level  of      

 

 and  experience  of  your  reader?

 What  is  the  reader’s    

 

 

?

 What  is  your  rela.onship  to  the  reader?  What  is  your  reader’s    

 

 What  persona  do  you  wish  to    

 

 about  what  you  are  going  to  say?

 

 

?

 What  is  the  influence  of  interna.onal  culture?

Discovery  Finding  the      

persona

 

 to  meet  the  needs  of  your  topic,  purpose,  audience,  and  

 Use  a  variety  of  sources  to  locate  informa.on  for  the  topic  you  are  wri.ng  about  Take  the  informa.on  you  have  gathered  to  create    

not  exist  before

 

 informa.on  that  did  

Arrangement  Taking  material  from  the  discovery  step  and  roughing  out  a  plan  or  developing  a  

complete    

 

 Different  methods  of  arrangement  Chronological  ____________________________________  General  to  specific  Specific  to  general  ____________________________________  Division/classifica.on


ENGLISH 214

Dra;ing  Begin  wri.ng  aYer  finishing  the  outline  and  arrangement  Maintain  consistent  point  of  view  when  wri.ng  the  rough  draY  

Revising  Polishing  the  rough  draY  in  terms  of:  Arrangement  and  content  Logic  Style  Graphics  Document  design  Consider  having    

 

 read  the  rough  draY  for  comments  and  sugges.ons

Edi5ng  Final  checking  of:  A  

 

 L  

 

 &  __________

 Document  design  Style

 Graphics

NOTES ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Lecture 2 - Notes on The Composing Process