- On page 6 of Writer’s Workshop 1, finish the SOAPSTone analysis of your intentions in your essay for the topic you selected in class yesterday.
- Complete #6 on page 6 of Writer’s Workshop 1 by creating whatever kind of prewriting works for you to gather ideas for your paper. This could take the form of an idea web, an outline, lists – whatever you want. The important point is that you generate some ideas about what you want to include in your essay.
- Complete #7 on page 6 of Writer’s Workshop 1 by looking over your ideas and decide what your primary point in your essay is going to be. For example, the primary point in the sample essay was that people should not be afraid of change. What point will you be trying to make? If you want additional help with this main idea, check out pages 6-9 of Your Essay and Multimedia Project Ver. 4.pdf (in the main directory of the Google drive).
- Complete #8 on page 6 of Writer’s Workshop 1 by thinking about the type of writing that would best make your point. In the sample essay, the writer started with a narrative about an event when he was a teenager and shifted to explanation of how that event changed his outlook on things. What will you do in your essay to connect with your reader and make your point?
- You will skip #s 9-11 on page 7 of Writer’s Workshop 1 and go directly to #12. Complete #12 by writing the first draft of your essay, using the plans you have created to guide you.
- Once you have your first draft finished, complete #13 on page 7 of Writer’s Workshop 1 by reading back over that draft and making adjustments and corrections to better support the point you are trying to make. Do you need to add examples? A story of an event that illustrates your point? A description of a person or thing that supports your point? Now is the time to add it in. You might want to look at the rubric on page 14 of Writer’s Workshop 1 to make sure you have fully addressed the items that I will look for when grading this essay.
If you run into problems or have questions as you are writing, please feel free to email me. I will check my email periodically throughout the day and respond to you while you work (please don’t expect answers during the evening or night hours – my office hours will be morning through about 6:00 p.m. Emails sent after that time will be answered the next morning.
If we are at home again tomorrow, please check this same place for your Thursday assignments. Have a great day!
Dr. McCarter 😊