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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
  • Brainstorming

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

  • Draft

    An iteration of a writing project.

  • Editing

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

  • Plagiarism

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

  • Prewriting

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

  • Research

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

  • Revising/Revision

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

  • Thesis

    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.