Publishing What is now called "post-process" research demonstrates that it is seldom accurate to describe these "stages" as fixed steps in a straightforward process. Rather, they are more accurately conceptualized as overlapping parts of a complex whole or parts of a recursive process that are repeated multiple times throughout the writing process. Thus writers routinely discover that, for instance, editorial changes trigger brainstorming and a change of purpose; that drafting is temporarily interrupted to correct a misspelling; or that the boundary between prewriting and drafting is less than obvious. Approaches to the process[ edit ] Cognitive process theory of writing Flower—Hayes model [ edit ] See also:
Use them wisely and sparingly, and never use one without knowing its precise meaning. Implied or Conceptual Transitions Not every paragraph transition requires a conjunctive adverb or transitional phrase; often, your logic will appear through a word or concept common to the last sentence of the preceding paragraph and the topic sentence of the following paragraph.
For example, the end of a paragraph by Bruce Catton uses a demonstrative adjective, "these," to modify the subject of the topic sentence so that it will refer to a noun in the last sentence of the preceding paragraph: Grant and Robert E.
Lee met in the parlor of a modest house at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, These men were bringing the Civil War to its virtual finish. In this transition by Kori Quintana in an article about radiation and health problems, the connection between the paragraphs resides in the common term of "my family": What I did not know when I began researching the connection between radioactivity and genetic damage was that I would find the probably cause of my own family's battle with cancer and other health problems.
Hailing from Utah, the state known for its Mormon population's healthy lifestyle, my family has been plagued with a number of seemingly unrelated health problems.
The first paragraph outlines the origins of Quintana's research into the connection between radiation exposure and disease, and ends with the revelation that her own family had been affected by radiation. The next paragraph discusses her family's health history.
Each has its own singular purpose and topic, yet the first paragraph leads to the topic of the second through a common term. Paragraph transitions can expand the range of discussion as well as narrow it with an example, as Quintana's transition does; this selection from an article by Deborah Cramer on the ecological impact of the fishing industry shows how a single instance of overfishing indicates a world-wide problem: The large yearly catches, peaking at million pounds from the Gulf of Maine inwiped out the fishery.
It has yet to recover.
The propensity to ravage the sea is by no means unique to New England. The northern cod fishery in Canada is closed indefinitely. In Newfoundland more than 20, fishermen and fish processors were abruptly put out of work in when the government shut down the Grand Banks Here, the transition alludes to the entire preceding section about New England fishing.
Although Cramer managed this transition in a single sentence, transitions between large sections of an essay sometimes require entire paragraphs to explain their logic. Proofreading Paragraph Transitions At some point in your editing process, look at the end of each paragraph and see how it connects to the first sentence of the paragraph following it.
If the connection seems missing or strained, improve the transition by clarifying your logic or rearranging the paragraphs. Often, the best solution is cutting out a paragraph altogether, and replacing it with the right one.8 Common Grammar Mistakes for Primary School Compositions.
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Phoenician Alphabet, Mother of Modern Writing ; Phoenician script was the alphabet used for transliterating the Holy Bible in Hebrew.; Evolution of Phoenician into Latin/Western scripts and Arabic/Eastern scripts.
The writing process is a term used in teaching.. In , Donald M.
Murray published a brief manifesto titled "Teach Writing as a Process Not Product", a phrase which became a rallying cry for many writing teachers. Ten years later, in , Maxine Hairston argued that the teaching of writing had undergone a "paradigm shift" in moving from a focus on written products to writing .
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