It's hard to come up with a solid question for writing as it all varies so much, so instead I'll describe by writing tutoring process. When helping others write, I focus on two things: the big idea and the technical details.
1) The big idea. This is in the thesis, connecting themes, and "so what?" of the paper, and is also intertwined throughout the entire thing itself. It is the purpose of writing. I have a knack for helping others pinpoint the big idea of what they are trying to write about, and then guiding them through intertwining this big idea throughout their paper. 2) The technical details. These are in many aspects of the paper, like in the paragraph structure, conciseness, sentence usage and variety, word choice, and grammar (to name just a few). These are essential in good (and even basic) writing, and help to convey and uphold the big idea of the writer.
What is the value of 3q(x +11) - 6p if p = 21, q = 9, and x = 11?
The fire provided all the necessary warmth they needed: there fire-building skills certainly effected their comfort during those long winter months. How many errors are in the above sentence and how should they be corrected?
Three Mistakes. 1: The colon (:) should be changed to either a period (with the following word capitalized) or a semi-colon. 2: "There" should be changed to "their" 3: "Effected" should be changed to "affected" Bonus: The word "necessary" is somewhat redundant, as the sentence already says what "they needed." It can be omitted.