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The Writing Process

The Writing Process

Author: Mackenzie W

This lesson introduces the idea of writing as a process.

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Terms to Know

Techniques to generate thinking in order to clarify thoughts and ideas.


An iteration of a writing project.


Improving a piece of writing by focusing on issues of style, clarity, and redundancy.


Presenting someone else's ideas or writing as your own, whether intentionally or unintentionally


Techniques, including outlining or other organization strategies, for planning a writing project.


Information gathering with the goal of understanding and supporting an argument or topic.


Critically evaluating a writing project’s ideas, structure, and support and making relevant changes that improve the work.


In English composition, a single sentence that explains the main argument or point of a piece of writing.

Writing Process

A recursive approach to writing that accepts multiple, recurring steps including brainstorming, prewriting, thesis development, research, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading.