Writing Is A Multi Stage Process

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William Pittman
COMP 1 – Han
11/30/14
Self-Reflective Statement
Core value 1 says, “Writing is a multi-stage, recursive, and social process”. The first part “writing is a multi-stage process”, basically implies that there are a lot of steps in creating a well-written paper. There is a lot of pre-reading needed in order to gather information and better one’s understanding of the topic being discussed. For example, for essay one I had to read different articles before I began writing and then do a pre-writing in which I discussed my readings. I found myself effortlessly adding details from those articles into my paper. Another way writing is a multi-stage process is that you must write multiple drafts and get them revised until you create your final draft. This brings us to the “social process” aspect of core value one. Whenever a draft is finished, the writer must speak with different people in order to gather different opinions about their paper. The writer may also speak with people before writing the paper in order to gather different opinions on the topic being written about. One example of this is discussing our topics we wrote about in class. “Writing is a recursive process” implies that each time I write a paper I take the same steps. I do pre-reading, pre-writing, summarize my pre-readings, and eventually write the paper and get it revised until I complete a final draft. With every essay I wrote in comp 1 came pre-readings assigned by my professor. After I read those I eventually wrote a summary and incorporated those readings into my essay. After finishing the first draft, it was revised by peers and eventually by Mr. Han. I repeated this process for each essay I wrote.

Core value 2 says, “Close and critical reading/analysis allows writers to understand how and why texts create meaning”. This value basically implies that in order to fully understand a reading you have to read on the line, between the lines, and beyond the lines. Simply reading...
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