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REFERENCE TOOLS
Writing Tips

 
 

Before you actually begin to write you need to think and plan. First you will go through the process of pre-writing in order to generate ideas and focus your subject. Then you will plan and organize your ideas for a paragraph. When you are ready you will prepare your first draft. Finally, you will revise and edit your first draft and write the final draft.

 
 

THE WRITING PROCESS

 

1.

The Writing Process

 

 

A.

Pre-writing

 

 

 

 

Brainstorming

 

 

 

  Clustering

 

 

 

 

Making Lists

 

 

 

 

Asking Yourself Questions

 

 

B.

Planning

 

 

 

 

Time Order

 

 

 

 

Space Order

 

 

C.

Drafting

 

 

D.

Revising & Editing

 

 

 

 

UNIT CHECKLISTS

 

 

 

 

 

Checklist for Unit 1 — Daily Life

 

 

 

 

 

Checklist for Unit 2 — Travel

 

 

 

 

 

Checklist for Unit 3 — Descriptions

 

 

 

 

 

Checklist for Unit 4 — Community

 

 

 

 

 

Checklist for Unit 5 — Work

 

 

 

 

 

Checklist for Unit 6 — Emotions

 

 

 

 

 

Checklist for Unit 7 — Emergencies

 

 

 

 

Editing Checklist

 

 

 

 

 

 

WRITING A PARAGRAPH

 

2.

Writing a Paragraph

 

 

A

Paragraph Form

 

 

B.

One Main Idea

 

 

C.

Linking Sentences in a Paragraph

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORMAL LETTERS

 

3.

Writing Formal Letters

 

 

A.

The Shape of a Formal Letter

 

 

B.

The Parts of a Formal Letter

 

 

C.

Salutations and Closings

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMON FORMS

 

4.

Common Forms You Should Know

 

 

A.

Common Terms Used on Forms

 

 

B.

Examples of Common Forms

 

 

 

 

E-mail Application Form

 

 

 

 

International Driver's License Application Form

 

 

 

 

Order Form (online ordering, catalogue ordering)

 

 

 

 

Telephone Message Form

 

 

 

 

Club Membership Form

 

 

 

 

Emergency Information Form