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Steps in the Writing Process


Three main steps in the writing process: pre-writing, planning and organizing, and revising

Gathering ideas

Planning and Organizing
Grouping and ordering details

Creating an Outline
Organizing your thoughts into a specific order

Drafting and Revising
Writing the first copy of an essay or paragraph
and changing wording and organization of the draft

Fine Tuning Your Language
Making mechanical changes to grammar, structure, and format