Elements of an Essay
Subject- Choosing a topic to write about, your subject is that topic.
Audience- Who is going to read or hear what you are writing? Your writing must meet the expectations of your audience, so it is very important to write with your audience in mind.
Attitude- Your stance or how you feel about the subject you are writing about.
Resources- Something that can be used for support or help, like books, credible web-sites, or news articles.
Sources- A person or document that supplies information. When writing a paper it is important to cite your sources. (Where you get your information)
Purpose- All writing has a purpose. We write to explore our thoughts and emotions, to express ourselves, to entertain; we write to record words or events, to communicate with others, to try to persuade others to believe as we do or to behave in certain ways.
Deadlines and Constraints- A deadline is when your paper needs to be finished, and constraints are the limitations that need to be followed in your writing.
Writing Process- The usual 5 steps taken for successful writing.
Discover-The first stage in the writing process. It may include finding a topic, exploring the topic, determining purpose and audience, probing ideas, doing reading and research, and planning and organizing material. Discovery usually involves writing and is aided considerably by putting preliminary thoughts and plans in writing.
Organize- the stage in the writing process during which you organize all of your research and ideas, and have it ready to draft.
Draft- the stage in the writing process during which the writer puts ideas into complete sentences, connects them, and organizes them into a meaningful sequence.
Revise- the stage in the writing process during which the author makes changes in focus, organization, development, style, and mechanics to make the writing more effective.
Edit-the last stage in the writing process, during which the writer focuses...