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Writing a Rough Draft


When you have completed your outline, you are ready for the next stage: the rough draft or drafting. During the drafting phase, use the thesis statement and outline that you created at the pre-writing stage. Develop your thoughts on paper without worrying about spelling or sentence structure; although, you should think about the order of the main points. By writing your ideas down in a rough form, you can later refine your writing and see what areas need more work. This stage is very important as you are combining all your ideas from the pre-writing stage into a more organized and coherent form. Once you've completed your rough draft, you should feel confident to go onto the next stage of writing your first draft the most difficult part is now behind you.