What are the various stages of writing

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What are the various stages of writing

Unread postby yoges » 01 Jun 2008, 10:31

hi, i would like to know what are the various stages of writing? I was not able to find out in my research. Please help me!Thank you.


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Re: What are the various stages of writing

Unread postby Susan » 01 Jun 2008, 20:10

you could look at these posts by Lucy Pollard:




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Re: What are the various stages of writing

Unread postby systematic » 20 Jun 2008, 09:29

This http://www-writing.berkeley.edu/tesl-ej/ej30/r2.html is a summary by Elizabeth Cramer of Brigham Young University, of a series of textbooks on writing which I have used many times with great success with students in S.E.Asia. They are suitable for students from Grade 10 through university 1st & 2nd year English Foundation courses as part of a bachelor degree programme.

Ready to Write: A First Composition Text (3rd edition)
K. Blanchard & C. Root (2003)
New York: Longman
Pp. iv + 156
ISBN: 0130424633 (paper)

And here is the publisher's catalogue page for the series:
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Re: What are the various stages of writing

Unread postby Peter Easton » 13 Jul 2008, 07:40

This is my approach:

1. Free flow thought - just get the ideas out of your head, don't think about spelling or grammar at this stage
2. Draft development around the key points - I think of this as 'fattening' the piece
3. Edit - Re-jig the word order and sentence structure to enhance the style / impact. Fix the punctuation
4. Leave for 24 hours - If you can. You always notice new things and see the piece from a new light
5. Polish
6. Proofread
7. Submit

Writing is a craft. It's just like painting a picture - you know instinctively when it's finished and when you walk away from it and return you usually spot something you missed.

Try to introduce rhetoric where you can - there are many devices you can adopt: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figure_of_speech

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Re: What are the various stages of writing

Unread postby james wilkins » 24 Sep 2008, 23:18

Develop your topic
Identify your audience
Organize and prewrite
Proof read

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