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The 5 Steps of the Writing Process
STEP 1: PREWRITING
Decide on a topic to write about.
Consider who will read or listen to your written work.
Brainstorm ideas about the subject.
List places where you can research information.
Do your research.
STEP 2: DRAFTING
Put the information you researched into your own words.
Write sentences and paragraphs even if they are not perfect.
Read what you have written and judge if it says what you mean.
Show it to others and ask for suggestions.
STEP 3: REVISING
MAKE IT BETTER
Read what you have written again.
Think about what others said about it.
Rearrange words or sentences.
Take out or add parts.
Replace overused or unclear words.
Read your writing aloud to be sure it flows smoothly.
STEP 4: PROOFREADING
MAKE IT CORRECT
Be sure all sentences are complete.
Correct spelling, capitalization, and punctuation.
Change words that are not used correctly.
Have someone check your work.
Recopy it correctly and neatly.
STEP 5: PUBLISHING
SHARE THE FINISHED PRODUCT
Read your writing aloud to a group.
Create a book of your work.
Send a copy to a friend or relative.
Put your writing on display.
Illustrate, perform, or set your creation to music.
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