Prewriting techniques involve warming up your – the student’s – brain, organizing ideas, and setting up a plan before diving straight into writing a composition.
It may take just a little extra time, but you will find that if you practice some prewriting before every essay you write, your papers will be better written overall, which will in effect give a better overall grade.
Ten or fifteen minutes of extra work may be the difference between a B and an A grade for your paper.
it is one of the quickest ways to organize ideas in a fun manner.
Circling ideas and linking the related ones that surround your main idea is a messy way to be organized… which ends up feeling a lot more enjoyable than most homework does.
Writing down every idea that is related to your topic in a list form is one of the simplest forms of prewriting, which is called brainstorming.
The great thing about brainstorming is that you can put anything in the list that pops into your head.
There is nothing more freeing than knowing you can write whatever you want without worrying about grammar, spelling, structure, or coherence.
That is the joy of free writing – you are free to make mistakes and write whatever you want.
The trick is to force yourself to continually keep your pen on the paper and write whatever thought comes to mind, while trying to think of your essay’s subject.
By reading over your free writing afterwards, you should highlight or underline any ideas you find useful to your essay.