Argumentative Essay on the Writing Process

Argumentative Essay on the Writing Process

A number of arts have been adopted in various societies in order to present different intended messages. Due to adjustments in a number of environmental spheres, various forms of art have been altered in order to meet varied needs. In line with this, various communities have also adopted the use of different forms of art in order to meet the immediate intended needs. The art of writing has been assumed in a number of cultures across the globe because of different needs. The process of conveying the art of writing has also been diverse in various spheres and in terms of the nature of the information to be conveyed (Olson 112). The paper will present a number of proponents that aims at explicating the idea that writing is a process besides presenting a number of arguments that favors the mechanisms involved in the general writing process.

In the development of the arguments of the issues presented, certain argumentative format will be assumed.

  1. Effective study of the involved sides of the discussion will be extensively considered. This will involve definition of terms involved in the discussions.
  2. Development of logical reasons.
  3. Effective presentation of the involved sides. Both the proponents of the involved sides will be considered with a view of realizing the key issues presented.
  4. Conclusion of the elucidated argument.
  5. Finally, the generated ideas will be connected logically.

Many authors have strived to explain the concept of writing as an art through presentation of numerous examples of the involved facets. In accordance with this, writing has also been presented as a process because of various reasons. This paper will attempt to explicate certain components relating to the art of writing in line with the explanations of various authors (Single 554). Additionally, various arts, such as argumentation skills will be keenly presented through elucidation of various aspects that can be integrated in order to ensure general effectiveness of these forms of art.

As early as 1970s, it is stated that the art of writing had become widely accepted in a number spheres. The aspect of art is arrived at since writing entails a number of skills that are tailored towards ensuring creativity of the facet. Writing can also be presented as a process. A process refers to continuous courses of action with stipulated procedures that are tailored towards attaining certain specific goals. Due to various steps involved in proper mastery of the writing art, it is presented as a process in a number of instances. Besides the stipulated steps in writing, there are number factors that make writing a process. Normally, processes are governed with certain standards that regulate the stipulated steps. In line with this, a number of standards govern writing procedures with the aim of ensuring good quality.

 

 

PRESENTATION OF THE ISSUES

QUALITIES OF A GOOD PIECE OF WRITING

In this part, claims of the factors that could be considered in order to result in quality presentation of writing will be presented. These arguments will focus on presenting key aspects in the realization of a more effective process.

Clarity. For easy readership, there is a need for the consideration of clarity of writings. This facet relates to easy visibility of the writings that will allow for ease in the whole reading process.

Font size: The aspect of font size of words will also dictate the quality of writing. Proper selection of the font should be taken into keen consideration. The selected font should allow for easy visibility under various conditions.

Precision. In adopting various forms of writing, the need for precision is advocated for at various levels. This refers to the adoption of direct presentation of key ideas that will allow for faster mastery of the presented texts. The law of precision also presents the need for authors to eliminate integration of unnecessary indirect explanations.

Diction. The choice of words of the author should be critically selected in order to conform to a number of audiences relating to the audience and the message content. The words selected should be in line with existing mood of various scenes, and should help in portraying the desired tones.

In accordance with the presented diagram, the art of writing can be explained as a process, logical and distinct that is key in the realization of the general effectiveness of the writing.

Stage 1: Prewriting

Before indulging into the actual writing activity, there is need for stipulation of the purpose of the piece that is to be presented. The purpose of the writing pertains to the aim or the goal that is to be achieved through the writing. Clear identification of the purpose should undertake to aid in the presentation of the various issues to be conveyed and the styles to integrate. In line with the purpose of the writing, writing as a process presents the need for prior identification of the targeted group. The purpose of the writing will influence the type of audience to be targeted with the message. The selection process of the audience should be skillfully done in order to prevent cases of irrelevancy in the message provided that could greatly jeopardize the whole writing process (Olson 112).

Finally, the form that the writing will assume will also be closely influenced by the type of the audience targeted. Among the forms that writing can assume include, narration and direct presentation. Identification of the best form that suits the nature of the audience often aids in the achievement of the overall purpose of the writing (Single 653).

Stage. 2: Writing

The actual writing activity entails certain considerations that are to be met in order to for the art to be considered as a process. Initially, the aspect of proper organization of the words is integral in the achieving effective message delivery. There is need for proper organization of words in order to fit the desired form of the writing intended. Through the organization, cases of possible irrelevancy will be curbed. Secondly, a lot of expertise should be involved in the selection of the tone and the mood to be used in the writing. Tone refers to the voice that is portrayed in various scenes in the writing. Effective selection of tone should allow for conformity with the mood of various scenes. Mood reflects the overall feeling portrayed. The intended message will conveyed more effectively through the use of appropriate moods that reflects different situations (Olson 112). Thirdly, the facet diction will be integral in the writing procedures. This refers to the choice of words that is used in the various scenes presented. Selection of words should portray the authenticity of the messages conveyed besides aiding in designing the message to meet the purpose of various audiences.

Stage. 3: Evaluation

Before presentation of the writing, there is a need to consider evaluation of the piece in order to eliminate cases of irrelevancy that may be manifested. The intended purpose will be reviewed in the evaluation process to tailor it to meet the specific needs of the targeted audience. Editing for any cases of grammatical mistakes should be eliminated in the course of evaluation. In line with this, extensive proofreading of the writing should be undertaken to eliminate cases of grammar errors (Single 198).

Stage 4: Feedback mechanisms

At this stage, focus will be on the level of reception of the writing process by the targeted audience. Examination will be made on the nature of the audience reception in order to determine the quality of the writing. In the event that desirable and positive reception is manifested among the audience, it will be revelation of high quality piece of art. On the other hand, in case of dissatisfaction among the audience, reinforcement measures will be adopted in order to improve certain elements of the writing. This stage is preferable to be undertaken before the final publishing of the documentaries (Single 756). The above presented stages in writing helps in fostering the argument that the art writing is a proceed and entails an array of logical steps hence conforms to other processes.

PARTICIPATING IN ACADEMIC AND PUBLIC CONVERSATIONS

The section will present an argument of the various considerations that should be made in the event of public conversation. Participating in a number of conversations calls for the need to take into keen consideration a number of facets that will ensure effectiveness of the process. Among the factors that should be considered in these conversations include:

Purpose/subject. The intended subject of the conversation should be properly mastered. Mastery of the subject will allow for extensive elucidation of points that are valued in the discussion. In addition, this will also prevent cases of irrelevancy in the discussion. In designing the purpose of a discussion, there should be critical analysis in order to ensure that the purpose adopted is in accordance with the interest of the audience. In addition, before the initiation of the discussion, extensive study into the subject should be allow for better mastery and subsequent presentation of the messages.

Definition of key terms. Before getting involved in the conversation, it is often vital for number of terms that could be contentious to be explained. This aspect will promote better understanding of the intended purpose of the conversation besides curbing instances of irrelevancy that could jeopardize the message content. Objectivity should be highly valued in this definition in order to allow for broader and deeper revelations into matters entailed in the discussion (The Writing Process 567)

Precision. In presentation of the points, individuals should be direct to avoid cases of misinterpretation that could arise. Short and clear presentation of points will also help in saving time that is a key element in every conversation (Single 678).

Turn-taking. For effectiveness and order in the course of the conversation, strategies for turn taking should be taken into consideration. The use of low intonation can be employed in the event of turn taking. This method will help in communicating an end to individual statements. Secondly, the use of questions can be employed in order to allow other members of the group time to respond. These measures will allow for orderly discussion that is geared towards realization of the intended purpose. The use of questions will allow for individuals to explain further issues that may be contentious in the course of the discussion.

Sitting arrangement. Effective   realization of high quality conversation will be influenced by the assumed sitting arrangement. The sitting structure to be adopted should allow for participation of persons involved. In the case of academic conversation, there is need to adopt a sitting arrangement that allows for phase to phase conversation. A phase-to-phase sitting arrangement will be allow for easy turn taking besides ensuring clarity in the discussion. In the event of critical and vital explanations, a face-to-face sitting arrangement will allow for proper mastery of the points as it encourages immediate feedback.

Agreement: The sole aim of the conversation should be realization of a common point of reference. Despite the arguments that may arise in the conversation process, a final remark that integrates the opinion of every member of the panel should be arrived.

Non-verbal cues.A number of non -verbal techniques can be employed in order to realize the intended aim of the conversation. Among the cues that can be adopted in the course of the discussion include; gestures, facial expression and various forms of body movements. The use of gestures can be used to emphasize certain points that need further elucidation. In the event of turn-taking, gestures can be used to illustrate when individuals should resume their positions in the conversations. On the other hand, through facial expression, the various moods of the conversation are effectively manifested that improves the quality of the conversation (Single 124). The use of body movement will also be integral in turn taking besides allowing for further and deeper explanations on various issues. Knowledge in podium management is a key element of body movement. Through balancing the podium during public presentations, there will be easy presentation of the desired messages that will be coupled with effective embracement by the audience. Apart from balancing the podium, direct eye contact with the persons involved in the conversation will help in conveying the intended message effectively (Olson 112).

LOGICAL EXPLORATION AND EVALUATION OF IDEAS

In undertaking various arts that includes writing, presentation and conversation, there is needed to explore and to adopt evaluation of ideas before adoption. In addition, during arguments, certain strategies can be adopted in order to allow for identification of new ideas.

Posing of relevant questions. In case of an argument, posing relevant questions will aid in expanding the scope of the discussion that will induce revelation of new ideas. Questions are in most cases used to allow for further explanations into pertinent matters that allows for revelation of new and more comprehensive ideas.

Extensive research. Carrying out research is in most cases aimed at learning new ideas that can be integrated in the topic of study. Research along a single line will allow for comprehensive knowledge within the targeted domain. In the course of conversations, research activities allow for effective participation of persons due to proper mastery of the contents made possible through the research activities. Apart from the research activities, critical analysis of the situations involved will helped in the evaluation of the quality of the ideas to be presented in the arguments and in writings (Single 986).

RESEARCH STRATEGIES

In adopting research activities in relation to the writing process besides other forms of art, the need to involve various strategies of research will be pivotal in order to allow for extensive knowledge in the targeted area and preventing instances of irrelevancy associated with substandard information. As a result of these an array of measures can be adopted in order to aid in the collection of relevant information pertaining to the desired contents. Apart from helping in garnering key knowledge necessary in the writing skills, research strategies helps in acquiring of expertise necessary in the oral presentation of various forms of art among them necessary in public conversations and academic arguments. The research measures that are integral in these arts include:

Interviewing strategies. These measures are involved in the course of interrogation. Through effective interrogations, skills vital in arguments will be attained. In undertaking interviews, both oral and written interviews will be considered. Oral interviews will help in gauging the ability of persons to manifest the use of non-verbal cues in a number of instances. Secondly, through extensive interviews, the ability to logically present ideas will be revealed (Single 111) another vital facet relating to interviews will be in connection with the target audience. Before presenting the desired message in the best-desired form, there will be a need to undertake interviews. Initially, in relation to the intended purpose of the message, the interviews will be tailored towards identifying whether the intended message best fit the audience. The mechanism will therefore allow for adoption of messages and forms of message presentation that well suits the target group. The adoption of the various forms of interviews will also be considered to allow for adoption of the strategy that well suits the respondents (Olson 112). Questionnaire strategies. Apart from the use interviews, questionnaires can be adopted in order to gauge the necessary desired forms of arts to assume in the writings and in the argumentative undertakings. The method involves presentation of a number of questions that are aimed at drawing certain information from the respondents. Firstly, the use of questions can be used to ascertain the best diction that is to be applied in writing activities. Additionally, the choice of the mood and tone to be reflected in the writing will be in line with the mood reflected in the questions-answers provided by the responded (Single 231). These revelations will allow the design of a numerous aspects relating the writings to conform to the interests of the respondents that in most cases are the targeted audience.

Data analysis.Research strategies relating to data analysis will be pivotal in the evaluation of the measures adopted in the writing procedures apart from facets relating to argumentation and conversations. Description method will be central in analysis various forms of data analysis. In adopting the description methods in the writing process, the message contents of the documentation will be comprehensively presented to allow for easy readership. The process of definition of key and contentious terms will be made possible through the description method (Single 879) through this; terms will be elucidated to allow for easy understanding. In the case where there are two confusing terms in the writings, the use of juxtaposition, a method of data analysis, will allow for easy and effective differentiation (Olson 112).

Data presentation.Among the forms of data presentation that will of great importance include the use of charts, graphs, pictures and various electronic storage forms. Close and critical analysis of these forms of data presentation will help in designing the best methods through which the writing materials are to be presented. This analysis will depend on the aspects of message content, stylistic devices to be adopted, the audience and the form that the writings are to assume (Single 345) the use of charts will be used to further elucidate key concepts relating to the writings. However, in most instances, the use of charts are often adopted when the message are intended for children owing to the aspect of entertainment that they usually entailed. The use of pictures in the presentations will also be used in the event that the element of entertainment is desired (Olson 112).

WRITING RULES

A number of stylist devices can be integrated in the writing activity in order to help in conveying the intended message to relevant audiences. Selection of the mechanisms to be assumed will depend on an array of factors among them, the targeted audience, nature of feedback desired, the purpose, amongst other broader key facets among the stylistic devices that can be adopted in the writing process include:

Symbolism. The style refers to the use of simple objects and ideas to refer to ideas that are more abstract. The use of symbolism can employ in both conversations and writing activities in order to lightly present certain ideas in a hidden manner. The style is also central in undertaking characterization more so in the course of writing. In cases of complexities, symbolism can be adopted in order to allow for effective understanding of the intended message.

Personification.The mechanism involves giving human qualities to non-living organisms. This style is integral in writing process since it allows for easy understanding of contentious issues.

Irony. The style irony is of great essence in the development of the writing art as it helps in the presentation of the aspect, characterization besides allowing for presentation of a number of thematic issues in relation to the intended message.

                                          CONCLUSION OF THE ARGUMENT

In the light of the above argument, it becomes pronounced that writing can be distinctively presented as a form of art and a process. As a process, the presence of the various logical steps in the derivation and presentation of various pieces of writing are vital in rating the general quality of the writing. In addition, it is presented that in order to ensure quality in these various forms of art, there is need to take into keen consideration an array of facets. Initially, proper mastery of the subject to be presented is vital in order to ensure that there is effective presentation of the message. The content should also be initially analyzed to ensure that it meets the interest of the audience (Olson 387). In ensuring this, critically examination of the nature of the audience will also be of essence in order to help in designing the message to meet their immediate needs. In terms of the stylistic devices to be adopted, proper selection of the styles to be employed is central in influencing the reception that the audience will adopt in regard to the message. The nature of the feedback received will help in rating the levels of reception (Single 345). In relation to carrying out conversations whether academic or public arguments, the discussion also illustrates the need to take into consideration a number of facets among them, various non-verbal cues. The use of gestures is presented to be concern in strive to realize general effectiveness in the dissemination of the intended message. Cues such as body movement, facial expression and proper use of eye contact are important in influencing the mood of the audience and the level of message acceptance. Owing to the various key aspects in the realization of general effectiveness of these forms of art, critical analysis of these facets should assumed before embarking on the design processes (Olson 112).

CONNECTION OF IDEAS

In line with the presented arguments, it is can be concluded the art of writing depends upon a number of aspects that should be integrated in order to realize the intended effectiveness in the pieces of art.

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The Writing Process + New Mycomplab Access Card. Longman Pub Group, 2012. Print.