The Writing Process

In 5 easy steps

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  • Make a list of ideas about a topic.
  • Choose a topic you want to write about.
  • Make an outline of what you are going to write about.


  • Start writing your ideas on paper.
  • Think about how you would want to introduce the topic.
  • Think about how you would want to structure you paper.


  • Read it
  • Ask yourself what can you add, remove, or change to make your paper stronger


  • Read it again.
  • Ask yourself does it make sense.
  • Do you need to add, remove, or change anything else.
  • Check you Capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.


  • Write your paper and express to the audience about you topic.
  • Get your point across of what you are trying to say.
  • Make sure that the audience understands what you are saying.
  • Share your work.

When writing, keep the Six Traits of writing in your mind.

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1. Culham, Ruth. “Building a Foundation for Writing.” 6+1 Traits of Writing. New York:

Scholastic, 2005. Print.

2. Tompkins, Gail E. “Learning and the Language Arts.” Language Arts; Patterns of

Practice. Eighth Ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson/Merrill/Prentice Hall, 2005. 157-165. Print