Steps in a writing process

Writing is a complex combination of skills which is best taught by breaking down the process. The next method is a good way to approach to produce excellent pieces of writing.



This is the planning phase of the process, when you brainstorm, research, gather and outline ideas.

Some diagrams are used for mapping out their thoughts. Audience and purpose should be considered at this point.

For older students, a working thesis statement needs to be started.



Students create their initial composition by writing down all their ideas in an organized way.

The knowledge of parts of a paragraph and class of sentences is needed here.



You review, modify, and reorganize their work by rearranging, adding, or deleting content.

Have in mind the kind of tone and style - formal, semi-informal or informal.



Writers proofread and correct errors in grammar and mechanics, and edit to improve style and clarity.

Having another writer’s feedback in this stage is helpful.


The final writing is shared with the group. Sharing can be accomplished in a variety of ways, and with the help of computers, it can even be printed or published online

Most of you publish in your project notebook.

In order to begin the writing process, you must clearly understand the next previous concepts:
  • Sentence structure and type of sentences
  • Paragraph and its parts (topic sentence, supporting ideas, closing sentence)
  • Sentence structure and types of sentences
  • Connectors and types of connectors
  • Formal and informal language

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