Writing, a creation that no two people do the same way, is the inking of your thinking. However, there are some logical steps that every writer seems to follow in the creation of a paper.


Listing: Just plain making lists of things which are related to the topic.

Free writing: Just start writing on topic and don't stop (or even pause) until a predetermined period of time has passed.

Clustering: Start with a central idea and relate words, phrases, or ideas to it. Use this to find a direction for thoughts.

Percolating: Thinking about your topic. Deeply examining, with the mind, what needs to be said.

Reading/Researching: Find information about the subject.

Discussing: Talk to other people, with varying levels of knowledge on the topic, about the piece.

Write...and write...and write!

Many students believe that revision is about correcting grammar, spelling and mechanics. While these things are important, revision is primarily concerned with making the ideas clearer. Revision might call for the writer to eliminate sentences, paragraphs or even pages in order to make a piece clearer. Revision might call for a writer to add sentences, paragraphs or even pages. (Source.)Make changes suggested by peers and any other changes you feel are necessary.Read aloud again to listen for fluency--change sentence structure and or length to improve fluency. (Source.)

Check spelling, grammar; in other words, proofread, again!

The final product! Perfection!