The Writing Process

By Joshua,Kyle,Ricky,BK,Mustafa,Jaylen,and Dariana.

Step 1a: Planning

Plan ahead for your writing and brainstorm, devote certain times to write or practice then come back later and revise with a fresh mind.Think about what go’s in the rhetorical question/situation such as type,gene,style and research.Always keep in mind the parts of the assignment of summarizing and reviewing main points and provide some type of evidence to support what you say then provide reasoning to back up your evidence.Once you have gotten your thesis down then just put down any ideas that you have and don’t worry about your formatting.


(Kyle Anderson).


Step1b:Free writing

Freewriting: When you let your thoughts flow naturally and letting your thoughts be put on paper.

. You don't judge the quality of what you write and you don't worry about style or any “ surface-level issues” like spelling, grammar, or punctuation.

Listing/ Bulletin

In this technique you jot down words or phrases under a particular topic.

3 perspectives

  1. Describe it: describe your subject in detail

  2. Trace it: what is the history of your subject?

  3. Map it: What is your subject related to?

Cubing: Cubing enables you to consider your topic from six different directions.


  1. Describe it
  2. Compare it
  3. Associate it
  4. Analyze it
  5. Apply it
  6. Argue for and against


(Written and Edited by Jaylen).

Step 1c:Outline

An outline is a general plan of what you are going to write.Writing an outline for an essay is important since it helps you organize your information and state it more efficiently. It presents material in a logical form. To write an outline you need to be able to determine the purpose of the paper and the audience you are writing for. Also you need to develop a thesis statement. Then we need to brainstorm, organize, keep things in order and label your information. An outline also helps save a lot of time.


This is an example of a outline.


To start an outline you need to write a thesis statement then you need to write a Topic sentence to support your thesis statement. Under that you need to put in the supporting details like an example.


(Written and Edited by Ricky).

Step 2:Drafting

Drafting is when you have come up with your ideas the next step is to put your ideas on paper.The drafting stage is perfect for putting your ideas in a logical order that makes sense to the reader.While writing your draft you will most likely come up with new ideas and thats okay,because you can just add that in for the final product.A rough draft does not have to be perfect!


(Written and Edited by Joshua).

Step 3:Revising Drafts

The Revising Drafts handout that has strategies to revise effectively. Revision means to see something from a fresh/critical perspectives. Revision is important because it gives you a chance to look at your paper and see if you have your ideas in order. You should pick two to three areas when you revise. In revision you need to look at the whole paper, read it two or three times so you can see where you have mistakes. You should also check to see if your paper is organized. You can also check your information so you can see if your paragraphs are in order.


(Written and Edited by Mustafa Adamji).

Step 4: Editing

Editing is what you begin doing after finishing your first draft, you reread your draft for example you reread to see if it’s well organized, if the transitions between paragraphs are smooth, is the evidence you have reasonable and backup your argument. You reread and make sure you have everything the assignment requires, you make sure you have an argument. Check to see if your introduction and conclusion are correct, you have to check and see if the paragraphs have a clear topic. Make sure you typed he/she correctly, and cited all your sources you used.


(Edited and Written by Dariana).

Step 4a

Decide what medium lets you proofread most carefully.

Find a quiet place to work

If possible, do your editing and proofreading in several short blocks of time.

If you’re short on time, you may wish to prioritize.


(Edited and written by BK).

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