WRITING. . . ROUGH DRAFT . . . ROUGH COPY
Whatever you call it, it is still the same thing.
Get a working copy of your paragraph or paper
so that you have something to work with.
OUR ROUGH COPY SUGGESTIONS
* Name, class and date on top right hand corner of all pages
* Number all your pages
* One staple in the top left hand corner
* Double space
* Margin to margin
* Single sided
* Pencil or pen (depending on teacher preference)
* Line space at end of page
TIPS WHEN GOING FROM PREWRITING TO WRITING
Be selective in the ideas that you include.
You don't have to include everything that was in your prewriting! Pick your best ideas.
Make sure they relate to each other and your topic.
WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!
Don't stop once you start writing. Revising and editing
come later. Just let the ideas flow.
Don't count words, ask your teacher how long it should be or when
it is done. When YOU feel that you have completed your ideas,
you are then ready to go to the next stage.
HOLD IT! Before going to the next stage, make sure you have
enough content to work with. If you feel that you are lacking content,
go back to your prewriting for more ideas and details.