The Process of Writing: For Dummies


In this stage, you start to plan what you are going to write, you should already have a topic at this point. You need to identify your audience and purpose, and then start brainstorming ideas. Then, organize your information.


In this stage, you begin writing your ideas in sentence and paragraph form. Follow your prewriting plan to complete your first draft.


This stage is the first part of editing your first draft. There are many ways of doing this. You can have a partner read over your first draft, or take it to the writing center for improvement ideas.


In this stage, you finish your editing by polishing your work. Check for grammar, capitalization, spelling, and punctuation errors. Then finish your final draft.


Finally have your paper ready to turn in.