Pre-Writing” Activities

In: Business and Management

Submitted By etta9626
Words 537
Pages 3
Name: Patricia Burkett |

Expository Essay: Pre-Writing Worksheet
Before you begin any writing assignment, it is often necessary to complete several “pre-writing” activities. This worksheet will assist you with several of the pre-writing activities necessary for completing your expository essay including selecting a topic, developing a thesis statement, and identifying the audience for you essay. Follow the instructions to complete these pre-writing activities. 1. Choose a Topic
Here is a list of possible essay topics to use for your expository essay.
Please choose only one topic. You will indicate the topic you have chosen within the table below.

* Video games AND violence * Internet AND workplace * Exercise AND obesity * Academic achievement AND library 2. Read the Module 1 lecture and review “The Writing Process” media piece.
Be sure to read your Module 1 lecture and review the “The Writing Process” media piece for instructions on how to develop a thesis statement and how to identify your audience. You will need to know how to do this in order to complete the table below and successfully begin your writing process.
“The Writing Process” * “Menu” * “Who is the audience?” * “How should I brainstorm?” (Because you are required to choose your topic from the list above, not all brainstorming examples will be pertinent to this assignment. When reviewing the “Brainstorming Examples”, “Break Down Topic” may be a good one to start with. However, be sure to review them all to determine which works best for you.) * “How do I develop a thesis?” * “How do I organize my brainstorm into an online?” (You will complete this in Module 4) 3. Complete the following table as demonstrated in the “Example Student Response” below. Submit this completed worksheet to the Expository Essay: Pre-Writing Worksheet…...

Similar Documents

Pre-Diabetes

...Deborah Landowski July 12, 2012 Cheryl Matheis Objective Research Essay Pre-diabetes Are you very hungry? Are you very thirsty? Are you tired or don’t get enough sleep? Are you overweight or lack daily exercise? These are just a few symptoms you may experience if your body is trying to tell you something. You need to know what your body is saying and more importantly listen to it. Unfortunately, our body does not always tell us what we need to know; pre-diabetes is most often a silent condition with no symptoms. Pre-diabetes is when your blood sugar level is between 100 and 125 milligram per deciliter. A simple blood test can tell if you have pre-diabetes and detect if you are at risk of developing the lifelong disease of type 2 diabetes. According to health professionals at revolution health, the process begins when the pancreas can’t make enough insulin and/or when the body’s tissues can’t use insulin properly. Insulin is a hormone that helps the body’s cells use sugar “glucose” for energy. It also helps the body store extra sugar in muscle, fat, and liver cells (Rea, 2008). Most people with pre-diabetes do not have any symptoms but if diagnosed; can delay and in most instances can prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes. Pre-diabetes is a warning sign that you are at risk for getting type 2 diabetes, meaning that your blood sugar is higher than it......

Words: 1154 - Pages: 5

The Effects of Intergrating Writing Into the Writing Process

...without drawing. During the first week students were limited to writing in a 30 minute time frame. Two weeks later students were timed for 30 minutes again and they were asked to draw and then write. Results showed that when students draw and then write their stories, their writing performance increased. Changes to their writing center occurred during this 8-week period. Hence, their feelings toward writing also increased at the end of this study as measured with a survey and informal observations. Introduction: It seems that the Visual Arts is often a neglected aspect of the elementary school curriculum and frequently at the top of the elimination list. According to Norris (1997) teachers are often reluctant to bring art into the classrooms because they are faced with pressure to improve their students’ standardized test scores. Norris (1997) also points out that some teachers don’t view themselves as being artistic, complicated by seldom having the benefit of an art teacher. Unfortunately, as I’ve seen it, art becomes an add on activity “saved” only for Friday afternoons or bad weather days when the students can’t go outside for recess. In addition, if “art” is used, it is used in coordination with writing as an “after-the-fact” activity, as decoration, or illustration when stories are completed. As a first grade teacher I can attest to my students’ enjoyment of classroom time devoted to art activities. However, I ,like many teachers in my school, found art......

Words: 2859 - Pages: 12

Enhancing Activities to Develop Writing Skills of Pupils

...RATIONALE If you’re a parent or teacher whose pupil has a problem with writing skills, it can be a frustrating experience. He/she may be falling behind peers in class, getting poor grades and even acting out due to negative feedback, that’s why this study was conducted. The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficiency of writing process in improving written expression skills of Grade IV pupils in Aglayan Elementary School. I. INTRODUCTION Writing is an important part of our daily lives. It is, however, a difficult skill to learn and master. By getting a head start with some simple activities, you can help your child begin to develop her writing skills at an early age. By doing so, you will be contributing to her future success as a pupil and as an adult while teaching her how to express herself. Whether pupils are writing by hand or on the computer, many assignments and exams require pupils to write short answers or longer essays as a way of assessing what they have learned. As pupils get older, they will be expected to show more sophisticated writing skills, and to complete more sophisticated tasks through their writing. In addition, many colleges and universities require students to write essays as part of their admissions application. Unlike any other skills, writing skills are important universally. They are needed in any field, or endeavor one is. And since there are only two ways (speaking and writing) by which can express one’s feelings, thoughts,......

Words: 2184 - Pages: 9

Writing

...The writing process begins the minute you get a writing assignment—whether you are writing a book, an essay, or a single paragraph. It involves all the activities you do, from choosing a topic to turning in a final draft. The phases, or stages, of the writing process are prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing. Prewriting Prewriting refers to all activities that help you explore a subject, generate ideas about it, choose a specific topic, establish a purpose, and analyze the audience for your paragraph or essay. Your mission at this stage is to stimulate your thinking before and during the act of writing. Every time you think of a new idea during the writing process, you are prewriting. Drafting When you have lots of ideas to work with, you are ready to start drafting. Drafting involves writing down your thoughts, developing or expanding some ideas, organizing your thoughts to reflect your purpose, and writing a first version of your paragraph or essay. To start on your draft, you may want to spread out your class notes, journal entries, and other prewriting notes so that you can start to string your ideas together. This is the time to keep your thoughts flowing without worrying too much about grammar, punctuation, mechanics, or spelling. Revising As you may suspect, the process of writing is not finished with your first draft. You should always revise your work to make it stronger and better. Revising involves rethinking your content and organization so that your......

Words: 3901 - Pages: 16

Pre Med

...tubes he needed just to help him breathe. It was at that moment as tears fell from both of my eyes that I vowed to help humanity by becoming a doctor; I never wanted to feel that helpless ever again.They say you have to be famous or immensely wealthy to change the world and have your voice heard, but I disagree. I believe if you can inspire one person, if you can open their mind, or if you can change one persons way of thinking, then to me, you have changed the world and made it a better place. As strange as it may seem I believe my father changed the world that day. He made me realize what truly matters now, what has never mattered in the past and what always will. Most importantly he made me realized what I wanted to do with my life. Pre med is just the first step in my plan to heal the world. I wasn’t seriously injured that day but I did leave with a scar on my left wrist. That scar is a constant reminder to me of what could have happened that day. Every day I study hard, work hard and train hard to better myself and help those around me, especially my loved ones....

Words: 529 - Pages: 3

Activities

...| Team building Activities | | 1. Blind Wine Waiter Team Building Task Overview Teams of six must successfully find, uncork and pour a bottle of wine into five glasses. Each team manner must carry out no more than one element of the task and at least five of the team must wear blindfolds. Pre-Work None required Equipment and Layout One bottle of wine per team, one wineglass per team, blindfolds for 5 members of each team, one corkscrew per team. Running The Activity 1. Introduce this as a light-hearted activity that will improve communication across teams. 2. Divide the group into teams of 6 and ask each team to elect a leader. 3. Hand out blindfolds to all team members other than the leader, instruct all team members other than the leader to put on their blindfold. 4. Ask the team leader to take a seat somewhere close to his/her team and ask him/her to sit on her hands. 5. For each team, position one bottle of wine, one wineglass and one corkscrew in various locations around the room. Take care to ensure that nothing is positioned where it might easily fall or break (eg make sure the wine bottle(s) and glass(es) are placed on the floor against a wall, or in the centre of a table). 6. Tell all participants that their task is to find a bottle of wine, a corkscrew and a wine glass, open the bottle and pour their leader a glass of wine. 7. Tell the participants the rules: - the team leader cannot move from his/her position and......

Words: 6849 - Pages: 28

Strategy Recommendation Pre-Writing

...Identify the Business With the revolution of mobile apps on smartphones and tablets, many individuals have found life more entertaining and easier. Everything from airline reservations, to online banking, and social media are linking friends and families all over the world. Consumers have access to over 1.5 million apps available in the Apple App Store and Google Play (Warman, 2013). Rochester General Health Systems (RGH) is a local hospital found in Rochester, NY. It is one of three hospitals that residents of Monroe County have access to within a seventeen mile stretch. Now that most hospitals have integrated from the use of paper based patient charts to electronic medical records (EMR), healthcare providers have reached levels of patient care that were not available before. With EMR, patient charts are never lost. Providers are able to send a copy very fast to any office around the world. Doctors can field questions from the patient or another doctor with the virtual chart available for review in a few seconds (Friedman, 2008). All this sound pretty advanced and a huge step for furthering patient care. The Future of Hospitals The implications of the web on the future of the hospital business are amazing. With the use of the internet, the hospitals are launching forward with state of the art technology and care. With the use of the internet there is an increase in the use of webinars. Webinars are online educational presentations during which participating...

Words: 1559 - Pages: 7

Pre-Colonial

...A Brief History of Philippine Literature in English I. Pre-Colonial Period - Consisted of early Filipino literature passed down orally; oral pieces have a communal authorship – it was difficult to trace the original author of the piece since oral literature did not focus on ownership or copyright, rather on the act of storytelling itself; - Many oral pieces became lost in the wave of the new literary influence brought about by the Spanish colonization; however, according to the Philippine Literature: A History & Anthology, English Edition (Lumbera, B. & Lumbera C.), the pre-colonial period of Philippine literature is considered the longest in the country’s history; - Literature in this period is based on tradition, reflecting daily life activities such as housework, farming, fishing, hunting, and taking care of the children as well; - Oral pieces told stories which explained heroes and their adventures; they attempted to explain certain natural phenomena, and, at the same time, served as entertainment purposes; - Pre-colonial literature showed certain elements that linked the Filipino culture to other Southeast Asian countries (e.g. oral pieces which were performed through a tribal dance have certain similarities to the Malay dance); - This period in Philippine literature history represented the ethos of the people before the arrival of a huge cultural influence – literature as a......

Words: 270 - Pages: 2

Pre Education

...A STUDY OF FACTORS INFLUENCING CHILDREN ENROLMENT IN PRE-SCHOOL EDUCATION IN MOLO DISTRICT, ELBUGON DIVISION KENYA DECLARATION This Research is my original work and has not been submitted to any other university or college for the award of a degree or any other assessment in part or whole. DEDICATION This research work is dedicated first to the Almighty God who gave me the life, strength, patience and whose word has been a booster to my ego. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS TABLE OF CONTENTS ………………………………………………. PAGE Declaration ……………………………………………………………………….ii Dedication ………………………………………………………………………. iii Acknowledgements ……………………………………………………………... iv Table of contents ……………………………………………………………..….. v Abstract ………………………………………………...………………………...vi Acronyms………………………………………………………….…………… vii CHAPTER ONE - INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study..…………………………………………………….1 1.2 Statement of the problem.………………………………………….………….5 1.3 Purpose of the study…….…………………………………….……………….6 1.4 Objectives of the study………………………………………………………...6 1.5 Research Questions…….……………………………………………………...7 1.6 Significance of the study.…………………………………………………..….7 1.7 Scope of the study….……………………………………………………..…...8 1.8 Limitations of the study..……………………………………………………...8 1.9 Definition of Terms ……………………………………………….……….....9 1.10 Organization of the study ……………………………….……………….…10 vi CHAPTER TWO – LITERATURE REVIEW 2.1 Historical Development of Early Childhood Care & Education in Kenya……………………………………………………………………...17 2.2......

Words: 6198 - Pages: 25

Activity

...Community Service Department Activity Guide Summer 2015 REGISTER ONLINE BEGINNING MONDAY, MAY 4 Create Your User Account – See Page 2 Registration (520) 421-8677 • www.casagrandeaz.gov Summer is upon us and the temperatures will really begin to warm up. Within our summer activity guide, you will find several pages of cool opportunities to combat the heat. The newly renovated Palm Island Family Aquatics Center offers open swimming, special splash events, swimming lessons, a swim team, aerobics and Zumba classes. If you would like to use the facility for a private party or corporate event - those rental opportunities are available as well. Enjoy your summer evenings playing in a few outdoor sports leagues such as softball and pickle ball or indoor activities such as basketball and volleyball. The Len Colla Recreation Center and the Dorothy Powell Senior Adult Center both provide daily exercise, arts and educational programming in a very friendly and comfortable setting. Not to be outdone - both the Main and Vista Public Libraries offer a tremendous assortment of youth, teen and adult programming. The Summer Reading Program kicks off on Saturday, May 30th at the Main Library, please circle that date and stop by and enjoy the festivities. Both libraries will also be hosting free technology classes throughout the summer for those 18 years of age and older. Learning is a very cool thing! You will also notice several enhancements being made this summer......

Words: 6060 - Pages: 25

Pre-Writing

...Letters, numerals, and words are judged for legibility using a list of specific criteria such as omission, closing, misplacing, reversion, and poor erasure. The percentage of legibility is determined for each task by counting the legible letters, numerals, or words and dividing by the total number of letters, numerals, or words required. The percentages from each task are then averaged to provide a total legibility score for letters, numerals, and words. The manuscript version of the ETCH (ETCH–M) targets children in Grades 1 to 3 and examines legibility through seven different tasks: alphabet writing from memory (upper- and lowercase), numeral writing from memory, near-point copying, far-point copying, dictation of nonwords (nonsense words) and numbers, and composition of a short sentence. Performance time or writing speed is measured in seconds for the alphabet and numeral writing and in letters per minute for the copying and composition tasks. The variety of tasks makes this criterion-referenced measure the most ecological evaluation of handwriting (Feder & Majnemer, 2003). Content validity was established in three pilot editions of the ETCH (Amundson, 1995). The concurrent validity of the ETCH–M, however, has been questioned. Sudsawad, Trombly, Henderson, and Tickle-Degnen (2001) obtained a low and insignificant level of correlation between ETCH–M scores and teacher judgments and found that the ETCH–M was not sensitive enough to identify the level of......

Words: 4774 - Pages: 20

Writing Activity

...Writing Activities: Telling a Story in your English class This is an activity you can do if you're talking about interesting experiences, achievements, or telling stories. Give the students a few minutes to write about something that they've experienced in the past. The examples I give them are: paragliding or bungee jumping, meeting their girlfriend or boyfriend, a special vacation, eating an interesting food, etc. When the students are finished writing, have them put their names on the paper. Collect them. At this point, I'll usually put the students in teams of 2 or 3. Then, read the papers out loud to the class and have the students write down the name of the person they think it is. Exchange papers with another group, give answers and you have your winner. This works well in my classes because even though there are about 20 people, they know each other well because they are all the same major and have all their classes together. If there are some students not of the same major who are repeating the class, I'll make sure to put them in a group with other students who know the majority of the students. This could also work well for a smaller, more advanced level class of mixed-major students as a "get to know each other" kind of activity. I had some fun with the options on my cheap digital camera this week. I noticed that on many photo programs there are magazine templates available with some of these cameras with such titles as BOSS,FORTUNE, ADVENTURER, etc. so I......

Words: 922 - Pages: 4

Writing

...1130 January 2016 A Writing Experience Writing has never been my forte. At best, I survived the earlier years of my school life with average remarks from English teachers who assessed me. However, due to a lack of confidence in my own writing, English classes became incredibly difficult in my final years of high-school. Attempting to obtain better grades, I recall trying to absorb the almost formulaic method of writing my grade 11 and 12 teachers taught, and applied it. Nevertheless, I understood that this method was clearly not improving anything when I received my mark for the English 12 provincial. Being ill prepared for post-secondary writing is not a situation unique to myself. Rather, it is a common phenomenon for student writers of my generation. As mentioned, many student writers of my generation suffer from the same lack of proper writing education as I did when stepping into the world of post-secondary. In fact, recent studies suggest that the writing process being primed into student writers like myself during high-school is too linear, and fails to prepare them for the level of writing post-secondary schools demand for. This is because student writers are being educated to “separate the writing process into discrete stages” (Sommers 135). Moreover, due to the linear nature of current models of the writing process taught in schools, students tend to write in ways that resemble speech and as a result, neglect an important stage in writing: revision. ......

Words: 774 - Pages: 4

Writing

...1.0: Introduction Writing is one of the most crucial aspects in language learning. It is not an easy task as it seems as writing is actually a process; and it is the teachers’ responsibilities to help students becoming good writers. According to Hedge (2005), writing process consists of four stages that are ‘Composing’, ‘Communicating’, ‘Crafting’ and ‘Improving’ (pp. 17). Therefore, this essay presents the main principles that underlie in activities that assist learners at these different stages in the writing process which is designed by Tricia Hedge in her book, ‘Writing’ (2005). This paper will start with a discussion about the first stage of writing that is ‘Composing’, and continue with another stage which is ‘Communicating’. ‘Crafting’ will be explained next, and finally, the last stage which is ‘Improving’ will be addressed. Additionally, an example of activity will be illustrated in each section. 2.0: Composing Composing is a stage that ‘takes a writer from pre-writing to polishing a final draft for a specific purpose and a particular audience’ (pp. 81). Hedge believes that good writing is often recursive, and not linear where various operations take place simultaneously throughout writing process. There are three main activities in this stage; pre-writing, drafting and redrafting, and editing. In pre-writing, the focus will be mainly on planning the outlines and exploring possible content. The learners will be aided to identify the purpose and the......

Words: 1682 - Pages: 7

Collaborative Activity Difference Between the Human History in North America, Europe and Asia During the Pre-Colonial Era

...only until 6,000 to 7,000 years ago when the humans start to domesticate the corn in the form of maize. With the big mammals disappearing rapidly, the agriculture turned to be more important in the early society. This put some pressure in the humans and more crops start to be cultivated in order to sustain growing demands for food. We can find plenty of evidence that the early humans in the American continent domesticated maize getting it shaped to the actual crop that we know now days. This was a very important step in the society evolution because the families started to be more sedentary. The crops allowed reduce the need of enormous quantities of game animals to feed the families, allowing people to focus time and energy in other activities different from just hunting and gathering. All these events in the American continent and the expansion of the Sahara Desert in Africa made possible the changes in the way that the evolved from 4,000 B.C.E. In Europe and Asia, the game animals were different from the ones present in the American continent. Smaller and scarce hunting made the humans invest more time and efforts in developing an efficient agricultural system that was the corner stone of the society. This situation influenced the human development as an individual and as a member of a society as well. Signs of early science and arts in the Europe and Asia territories make clear the difference between the Hunting Base Society (early Americans) and the more sedentary......

Words: 1095 - Pages: 5