writing

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!

Source: http://lewis.cpsb.org/faculty_pages/stacey.blanchard/THE%20FIVE%20STEPS%20OF%20THE%20WRITING%20PROCESS.htm

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