The Writing Process

1. Brainstorming: make a list of 20 words, phrases or sentences that you might use when thinking about your topic.

2. Grouping: take your brainstorming list and group items into at least two categories.

3. Outlining: develop a formal outline using Roman numerals and block letters.

4. Preliminary draft: begin writing from your outline and make at least ten revisions.  Label each revision in the margin at the left of your page.

5. Final draftYour final draft must be typed and double spaced.  It must also be as error free as possible.