planning and drafting

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Planning and Drafting
Choose the topic and
Develop ideas
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Identify context, audience,
purpose and form. Plan your
Written Explanation
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Use cluster diagrams, brainstorming, discussion or contextualising as
ways to develop ideas and broad outline
Write down your context, your intended audience, your purpose and
è the form of writing you will use as well as language and stylistic
choices
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Consider style, tone and point
of view
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Research the topic
Go back to your Context File and all work completed on the Context.
è Jot down your ideas and thoughts in detail and gather any
information you will need. Don’t forget to draw on the text(s)
Consider whether you will need to adopt a particular style, tone and
point of view to improve your communication intention
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Organise your material
Use sub-headings if appropriate and develop main points by
è paragraphing appropriately
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Write a first draft
è Begin composing your text. Write the entire draft
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Revise the first draft
Revise the draft by adding, deleting and rearranging sections,
è paragraphs, phrases and words
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Check that the text is written
and structured in the correct
form
Check that your text is written and structured in the appropriate form
è by comparing it to another work e.g. a feature article from a
newspaper
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Check your Written
Explanation
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Check that your Written Explanation is a coherent and fluent piece of
prose and that it meets the task requirements.
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Write a second draft
Write out a second draft incorporating the revisions you have made.
è Check that your text meets your purpose and the content and
language used is appropriate for your audience
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Present for group conference
Conference your work with a small group and take note of
è suggestions for improvement
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Write and revise second draft
and subsequent drafts
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Write out a third and any subsequent draft incorporating the revisions
you have made
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Proof-read final draft
When you have a final draft, proof-read it for errors of spelling,
è punctuation and grammar
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Submit your finished text
Produce a “clean” copy of the corrected last draft, checking that it
è fulfils your original communicative intention
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