The Writing Process

One does not have to be born with great writing talent to write a good paper. Rather, good writing comes from good habits. Poor habits, on the other hand, result in poorly written papers. Some poor habits include 1) writing your paper just before the deadline resulting in a rushed paper or 2) skipping one or more of the steps of writing.

Like any other habit it takes time and practice to become a good writer. This chapter introduces six steps of writing and helps you learn how to be a better writer. This chapter is meant to accompany your writing project, but you can follow these steps whenever you need to write whether at school or in the workplace.


Six Steps of Writing
Fig. 1.1. Brian Powell, Salt Lake Community College 2020. (CC BY-NC 4.0 Attribution NonCommercial.)



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