The Writing Process

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Creating a Rough Draft

The Goal:  


You will use MI Write to turn your writing scaffold into a rough draft. MI Write is where you will also complete the revise & edit stages of the writing process.

What is your Main Idea?

What is your Essential Question?

What are the suggested topic and conclusion sentences?  Or, did you create your own?


1.  Review the video on MI Write.​

2.  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 paragraph.

3.  Log into MI Write.  ​Your instructor will email you your username and password.

4.  Choose your class.  You are in Level I.

5.  Go to "practice" to find your writing prompt.

6.  Choose "begin writing."  Your mind map and writing scaffold are the Prewriting for this assignment.

7.  Turn off the timer.

8. Copy and paste your writing scaffold into the text box.

9. Revise your words and phrases into strong sentences.   This will count as your rough draft.

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, your instructor can see your work and offer suggestions.  Always "submit" rather than "save and quit."