Before you begin any scholarly writing assignmentâ€”from a Discussion post to your dissertation or doctoral study proposalâ€”( DOCTORAL IS IN EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY)you should consider taking some important prewriting steps. During these initial steps, any writing that takes place is likely to be minimal and rough. This is okay, as long as you realize you are in the prewriting stage and that you have more drafting and revising ahead of you!
For this Discussion, you will reflect on your own writing and how you have (or, perhaps, have not) engaged in prewriting activities, such as note-taking during critical readings and outlining. Based on what you have learned from the weekâ€™s Learning Resources, you will share your thoughts and experiences on the use of prewriting in your own writing practice.
To prepare for this Discussion:
- Review the Learning Resources on the writing process, and prewriting, in particular.
- Reflect on your writing process in relation to prewriting. You may even choose to consider how you approached this specific Assignment in relation to prewriting.
- You may reflect on past or current examples of your research process, including this Assignment.
******Post a 1- to 2-paragraph reflection on your writing process, describing components that you currently use as well as any components that you could use more effectively. (Note: You may choose to reflect specifically on how you approached this Discussion assignment in relation to your writing process.)*****
American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
- Chapter 3, â€œWriting Clearly and Conciselyâ€ (pp. 61â€“65)