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Exercises

1: Which of the following is one of the four steps of the writing process?
  1. Organizing your thoughts

  2. Organizing your writing materials

  3. Developing an index

  4. Sending your first draft to an editor

2: Place the following writing steps in the correct order.

Analyze the reader

Choose a style

Determine your purpose

3: When writing to a large number of people, which writing style is usually more appropriate: informal or formal?
4: Explain why using a standard outline form is the most effective method of organizing your thoughts.
5: What can damage your credibility as a writer?
6: Jenny has just returned from an exciting holiday in Spain. She writes an article about her trip with the intention of getting it published. Put the following tasks in the correct order. For each task, identify the corresponding step of the writing process.

She sends the article for edit.

She chooses an informal writing style.

She decides to include pictures taken during the trip.

She reads the article and then adds, deletes, and rearranges the information.

She decides that the article should be for children.

She makes a final read-through to check for grammatical and spelling errors.

She creates an outline for the article.

She writes about her experiences and later includes details about each location by consulting reference sources.




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