The Writing Proccess

By: Aun-Ali, Sivam, Nikhil, Josh, & Michael

What is the writing process?

The writing process is the 5-6 essential steps that are taken to compose complete and concise pieces of literature.
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1) Pre-writing

Breaking down a Topic

One of the first steps in writing is to understanding the topic that you are writing for. This begins the first step of the writing process, breaking down a topic. To break down a topic, you begin by understanding the main idea and the
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When you’ve got nothing: Brainstorming will help you when you have absolutely nothing to write and you have gone,what us writes call, “blank”.

When you’ve got too much: Brainstorming will also help you when you when you have so much to write about that your overflowing with ideas.

Brainstorming techniques:


When you freewrite, you just write down whatever you are thinking of at that moment. It doesn’t matter if it's grammatically correct or if it even makes sense, just write down all of your ideas. This is a good technique is because it allows you to write without caring about what you write and criticizing yourself.


In this technique you jot down lists of words or phrases pertaining to a particular topic. So if I was going to write about the changes from the 20th century to the 21st century then i would make a list of the changes like the new inventions.
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Writing an outline

Outlining is the last step before you start to write your paper. You take all of your ideas from the brainstorming part of the process and begin to make a “blueprint” for your essay. You start by identifying your audience and your purpose for the paper. Then you use that information to develop a thesis statement. You want to go through your brainstorming ideas and group ideas and details that will support your thesis and purpose for writing the essay. Once you have found all of your topics and supporting details, you take them and put them into an outline form like this...
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2) Draft

When you have your essay planned out, the next step is to start drafting. Make sure to use your outline while drafting. While drafting, make sure to develop strong and logical ideas. You may need to change some controlling ideas. Drafts are only for the writer, therefore they should not be perfect. Remember that you can always go back and edit your draft. Don’t forget to make time for drafting, because drafts take time.

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3) Revising

Revising is going through your paper to actually fix t. That doesn’t mean fixing commas or spelling, thats call proofreading, that step comes after revising. Sometimes it means re ordering and moving things around which can take more than a few minutes. Don’t revise as you go because then you can’t get the big picture of your paper. When revising dont just skim down the paper or read it like a book, read like you're looking for mistakes. If you stumble or get confused in a sentence thats your cue to fix it. When revising, take as much time as you need. or can take, never finish revising to early. Sometimes you may have a few errors but other times, you may have to rewrite your entire essay.

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