Writing Process
Preparing to Write
Thesis
Organization
Introductions
100

This is the 3rd step in the writing process.

drafting

100

This is a listing technique of prewriting.

brainstorming

100

These are the two options for a thesis.

with or without points

100

This is another phrase meaning emphatic order.

order of importance

100

This is one thing a strong introduction does.

 hooks the reader, presents the topic and thesis

200

This covers a range of activities, from thinking about your topic to getting ideas down on paper.

prewriting

200

This is nonstop writing for a set period of time.

freewriting

200

This is one reason a thesis with points is a good idea.

forces planning, shows organization, aids reader's clarity

200

This organization involves presenting the most important supporting idea to the least important supporting idea.

reverse emphatic order

200

This type of intro. is called an inverted triangle.

broad-to-narrow
300

This is the last step of the writing process.

proofreading

300

This technique involves turning off your computer monitor or covering the screen while you write.

invisible writing

300

This is one reason a thesis without points is a good idea.

simple and concise, discourages repetition, considered more advanced

300

This type of organization presents a weaker point between two stronger ones.

sandwich order

300

True or false:  A quotation, even if it's not famous, can be a strong first sentence.

true

400

True or false:  The writing process follows steps 1-5 and never returns to any along the way.

false

400

This is also called a web.

cluster

400

True or false:  A thesis is the most important point you make in your writing.

true

400

This is another word meaning time order.

chronological

400

This type of introduction is a brief story.

anecdote

500

The word for this step means “seeing again.”

revising

500

This is one type of a cluster diagram.

porcupine or molecule

500

This is one problem to avoid when writing a thesis.

overlapping ideas, too broad, too narrow, too vague

500

This order is most similar to creating a “snowball effect.”

emphatic order or order of importance

500

This is an example of what type of introduction?  “When I hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth to win the game for the McDuffie's Auto Parts Tigers, my dad was not there.  He missed many family activities because he believed his first duty was to his job.  After I graduate from college, I will have a career, but it will not be my only priority.  I hope to have a well-rounded life with time for career, time for family, and time for activities that interest me.”

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