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Drafting: Rough Draft
EQ: "What makes a good _____?"
Use your identified audience. Do your best to imagine an actual audience member. Think about what they would say/ask as they hear your writing.
You will use your depth of knowledge at the NEED TO KNOW or NICE TO KNOW levels to either persuade or teach others about something you can define and classify because you have a lot of experience with it.
1. BE SURE your writing scaffold is complete. Remember, the more time you spend on the writing scaffold the easier creating a rough draft will be, and the faster you will generate a final piece of writing.
2. Also, your brainstorming and writing scaffold must be submitted. It is part of your class grade. Remember to generate MORE EXAMPLES than you need, just in case you have to add them to increase your scores.
3. Log into MI Write/PEG Writing
Your user name will be your WTS login (firstnamelastinitialwts)
Your password will be your last name (lastname)
if your last name is less than 5 letters long, add "wts" to the end of it
Example: Sally Smartpants
4. Choose your class.
5. Go to "practice" to find your writing prompt.
6. Choose "begin writing."
7. Turn off the timer.
8. Copy and paste column #2 of your writing scaffold into the text box.
9. Use the following check list as you go through the pasted text. Fix sentence parts and create a variety of sentence types in the text. The more effort you put into this step, the easier (and faster) your rough draft will come together. Check off items as you go along.
10. Erase the scaffold framework so you have only your words in paragraph form.
11. "Submit" your writing even though you still need to revise and edit. By submitting, Mrs. G. can see your work and offer suggestions. Always "submit" rather than "save and quit"; Mrs. G. can not see your writing if you "save and quit."
12. Your goal is to get 2.75 or higher in your first 3 drafts. Your final goal will be to earn 3.5 or higher on your final draft for all.