The Writing Process

"But I don't know how to write a paper!"

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Let's break it down into 6 easy steps!

  1. Pre-Writing
  2. Drafting
  3. Sharing
  4. Revising
  5. Editing
  6. Publishing

What does all of that mean?!

Step 1: Pre-Writing

Come up with some ideas!

  • Brain storm
  • Be creative
  • Talk to a friend
  • Do some research
This is your paper, so make it the way that you want it!

Step 2: Drafting

Get your ideas down on paper! You don't wanna forget them!

  • Make a list
  • Draw a Concept Map

Step 3: Sharing

Get some feedback-don't be nervous! We're all human and make mistakes!

Ask someone to look at things like:

  • Your ideas
  • Organization
  • Voice
  • Word Choice
  • Sentence Fluency

Step 4: Revising

Make some changes!


  • You're not perfect and aren't expected to be
  • Use the feedback to help you
  • You may change it, and then change it back

Step 5: Editing

The "clean up" phase!

Check for:

  • Correct capitalization
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling
  • Grammer Usage

Step 6: Publishing

YOU'RE ALL DONE!!!

  • Finalize your work
  • Rewrite it
  • Print it out
  • Make a cover page