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CHAPTER TWO: Thinking Through the Writing Process
1. “Careful writers rely on what to discover, organize, and record information in
response to a specific writing situation?
a) a lesson plan
b) the writing process
c) a portfolio
2. What are the stages of the writing process?
a) prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading
b) prewriting, organizing, drafting, proofreading
c) brainstorming, drafting, revising, portfolio
3. What you write is called a(n)
4. Good writing focuses on a single
a) goal or purpose.
b) thesis or point.
c) fact or assignment.
5. The person or group intended to read your writing is called a(n)
a) peer group.
6. Which of the following are prewriting techniques?
a) asking questions, listing, concept mapping, outlining
b) discussing, reading, organizing, studying
c) reporting, reflecting, recording, rewriting
7. What is drafting?
a) drawing pictures to clarify your thinking
b) putting your ideas into sentences and paragraphs
c) listing ideas in blocks of thought
8. What do we call viewing your work to make sure your writing offers a
focused unit of information?
9. What do you need to do before your work is ready for submission?
a) running your spell checker
b) make sure you are not plagiarizing
10. Which of the following is NOT part of the writing process?
1. Careful writers do not rely on the writing process to discover, organize, or
2. In order to develop your point, you need to think about the writing situation
and the writing process.
3. A writing situation consists of the topic, the purpose, and the audience.
4. What you write is far more important than whom you are writing for.
5. Informative, persuasive, expressive, and reflective are four purposes for
6. The writing process includes prewriting, drafting, revising, and proofreading.
7. Prewriting does not begin until you actually write something down.
8. Drafting is putting your ideas into sentences and paragraphs.
9. Revising is re-seeing your work through the eyes of your reader.
10. Proofreading is preparing your work for publication or submission.
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