Prewriting


Directions

  1. Review the EBSCO tutorial under Reading in Week 1 and search EBSCO for: “Get started with prewriting techniques” (2010) by Robert Raymer
  2. Read and respond to each of the following writing prompts. Please submit your answers to both prompts in a single document.


Part 1: Prewriting – How I Write

Write a 75-150 word essay detailing your previous writing experience. Use the following questions to help you to think about your role as a writer:

  • In what type of environment do you do your best writing?
  • How would you characterize your writing? Has it been better? Has it been worse?
  • Do you write better at night or in the morning?
  • When you are confronted with a writing task, how do you begin?
  • Do you write for pleasure or fun? Do you write for work?
  • What is it about your writing that you would like to improve upon?

Using one or more of the prewriting techniques described in the Raymer article, describe your writing process. Be sure to clearly label the pre-writing technique(s) used.


Part 2: Resources

It is important to know what resources you have to help you through this class. Browse the following resources, and, in 75 to 150 words, describe how you think you will be able to use two or more of these to improve your writing skills.

  • EN101 Syllabus
  • EN101 Course Policies
  • EN101 FAQ
  • EN101 APA Guide
  • EBSCO tutorial
  • Glossary of Writing Terms

Please submit your responses to both prompts in a single document.

Complete English Prewriting Assignment NO PLAGIARISM
English Course Tutorial EBSCO host Library Databases for Grantham University EBSCO can be accessed from the homepage in Angel Or in every Grantham course under the Resources tab Click on the blue EBSCO host box Select Academic Search and Business Source to find all the articles and click Continue The Basic Search Screen will appear. To limit your search click on Advanced Search below the textbox. Type the Title of the article in the first search box and click on the drop -down list to limit your search to Title ; you may do the same for the Author of the article Click the Search button Remember to always limit your searches to Full Text Click on the HTML link underneath the citation to view the full text of the article Print, email or save the article to your computer using the tools on the right side of the screen To find another article use the search box at the top of article screen or click on New Search Many articles are only available in PDF format, click on the PDF link to view the scanned article Use the Adobe toolbar to print, save or email the article or the EBSCO toolbar on the right Keyword Searching Think of similar terms and concepts Cyberbullying: Internet, Facebook, social media, twitter, computer crimes, teenagers, adolescence, kids, children, social media, cybercrime, bullying , cell phones Global Warming: C limate change, environment, natural resources, pollution, renewable energy, greenhouse gases, fossil fuels, sustainable agriculture, endangered species Example of search on cyberbullying Results Page If you need additional assistance please contact the University Librarian at [email protected] or on Skype at grantham.library