Process

How time is involved with process can be seen in the notes and drawings I have compiled from forming this project. My brainstorming began from notes in class, and developed finally into the drafts I took screenshots of from my computer screen. Much of this section stems from Emig's outline on pages 34 and 35 of The Composing Processes of Twelfth Graders. I combined some of the main points of her outline to discuss my writing process— that is how thoughts form, my organization of them, and the composition and revising of those thoughts. 


prewriting + Planning

Time is involved in planning in that once I have an initial idea, I generally jump write in. My ideas for extensive, teacher-assinged (Emig 31) pieces are formed by reviewing notes, and compiling them into brief blurbs or a main idea. Additionally, I will go through texts and compile page numbers and quotes and build arguments around these sources. 


starting + composing

Most of the actual composing of my extensively written papers occurs at my laptop in time I have free, and when I am absolutely dedicated to it. Composing reflexive works can occur when I'm distracted in class and an idea for a line comes to me, or in the Notes app on my iPhone when I'm walking to class. Starting isn't defined by a specific moment, it just happens as Emig notes of the students in her study, "they "simply sit down and write, no matter how unusual or unique the setting or circumstances" (Emig 84). Additioanlly, while I have never written aloud, the "hesitation phenomemon" Emig notes can be compared to moments I break my concentration and become distracted in something other than what I was previously writing. 


reformulation + stopping 

Because of time, I am guilty of not fully proofreading something I've written when I am finished with writing; and in the worst of time crunches, I'll go ahead and submit the assignment as is. My defense for this is that I will reread throughout writing from the beginning to where I've stopped, and will make corrections as I feel necessary.