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The Writing Process | (A-Level, Basic)


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Summary of the Writing Process

Stage 1. Think

Generate ideas
(come up with many possible ideas)

Select one idea
(idea that you have enough to discuss but not too much)

Decide on your main point
(what you are going to tell, discuss, inform, argue, explain, or list, and so on)

Plan your writing
(what you are going to put in your product)

Stage 2. Write

Organize your ideas
(formal or informal outline)

Write your product
(email, paragraph, short story, longer passage, and so on)

Stage 3. Polish

Revise your work
(focus on the content)

Edit your work
(focus on grammar, punctuation, spelling, and so on)

Check all final details
(formatting, submitting, printing, and so on)


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