The Writing Process

STEP 1:  PREWRITING

                   THINK

·         Decide on a topic to write about.

·         Consider who will read or listen to your written work.

·         Brainstorm ideas about the subject.

·         List places where you can research information.

·         Do your research.

 

STEP 2:  DRAFTING

                   WRITE

·         Put the information you researched into your own words.

·         Write sentences and paragraphs even if they are not perfect.

·         Read what you have written and judge if it says what you mean.

·         Show it to others and ask for suggestions.

 

STEP 3:  REVISING

                   MAKE IT BETTER

·         Read what you have written again.

·         Think about what others said about it.

·         Rearrange words or sentences.

·         Take out or add parts.

·         Replace overused or unclear words.

·         Read your writing aloud to be sure it flows smoothly.

 

STEP 4:  PROOFREADING

                   MAKE IT CORRECT

·         Be sure all sentences are complete.

·         Correct spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.

·         Change words that are not used correctly.

·         Have someone check your work.

·         Recopy it correctly and neatly.

 

STEP 5:  PUBLISHING

                   SHARE THE FINISHED PRODUCT

·         Read your writing aloud to a group.

·         Create a book of your work.

·         Send a copy to a friend or relative.

·         Put your writing on display.

·         Illustrate, perform, or set your creation to music.

·         Congratulate yourself on a job well done!
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