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Prewriting is preparation process that you can complete before you actually write your paper, essay or summary. Prewriting helps you organize your thoughts, plan your research or writing, and clarify your thesis.
Choosing an Essay Topic
Essay Topic Suggestions
Sample of a Tree Diagram
Questioning and Freewriting
Freewriting (Missouri University of Science and Technology)
Formal Three-Part Outline
Developing an Outline (Purdue University Online Writing Lab)
After you have completed some prewriting activities, you will either start researching your topic (for a research paper), or begin writing the first draft of your essay. It is in the first draft that you will clarify your thesis, begin writing your introduction and conclusion, and start work on the body paragraphs.
Developing a Thesis Statement
Creating Your Thesis (Purdue University Online Writing Lab)
Introductions and Conclusions
Guide to Writing Introductions and Conclusions
Analyzing Your Topic (Essay-Writing-Tips.com)
Guide to Transition Words and Sentence Samples
Sample Essay with Transitions
Transitions and Transitional Devices (Purdue University Online Writing Lab)
Once you have completed your first draft, you should look for ways to improve your work. This part of the writing process is generally called revising.After you have written several drafts of your paper, and you think you are basically finished, you should proofread your paper to catch any grammar, spelling, and format errors.
Revising & Checklist
Steps for Revising Your Paper (Purdue University Online Writing Lab)
Punctuation and Grammar
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