Step by Step
Step 1: Prewrite
Plan your writing!
What do I want to say?
How do I want to say it?
Who will read my writing?
Step 2: Write
Are my thoughts organized?
Which ideas do I want to develop?
In what order do I want to say them?
Step 3: Revise
Change your writing and make it better!
Have I read what I have written?
Does it make sense?
Are my details clear?
Should I add or take out parts?
Have I used the best ideas and words?
Step 4: Edit
Check your writing!
Have I used complete sentences?
Are all words spelling, punctuation, and capitalization correct?
Do I have a correct and neat copy?
Step 5: Publish
Share your writing!
Have you turned it in?
Who will you let read your writing?
Will you display it?