This workshop is on writing as process as well as an important aspect of that process: revision. Writing has many purposes, motivations, and stages, and in this course we’re going to engage with many of them. In particular, you’ll be engaging various aspects of the writing process throughout this week as you work on your Education Narrative revision.
I’ve made a quick audio file talking about writing as a process, and some of the other values and guiding principles underpinning the work we’re doing together this semester in the course. It’s the first text listed below.
Below are also a number of other short texts that offer additional context about writing as a process and revision.
READ + ANNOTATE the following short texts:
- Writing as Process (Professor Belli)
- Writing as Process (MIT)
- Stages of the Writing Process (Purdue OWL)
- The Writing Process (A Guide to Rhetoric, Genre, and Success in First-Year Writing)
- Revising Drafts (UNC Writing Center)
- Reverse Outlining (Purdue OWL) + Reverse Outline (UNC Writing Center)
COMMENT: After reading and annotating the above texts, participate by commenting below. You can share something new you’ve learned here, questions you have, a reflection on your Unit 1 process / revision so far, etc. It’s all fair game, as long as you engage 🙂
*Note: Since writing is a process, you don’t want to skip any stages along the way. Your best chance of being the most successful and achieving the best outcome on your assignments is to engage all aspects of the process. Therefore, you shouldn’t be submitting the final draft of your essay today — make sure to read all of this week’s material, engage with all the Workshops and Class Discussions, get additional help in my Office Hours &/or the City Tech Writing Center, and then continue to work on your revision.