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The Writing Process

An overview of the Writing Process.

Definitions

The Writing Process is a cycle of activities that you complete as you generate ideas, compose those ideas into a document or presentation, and refine those ideas. It is a recursive process, meaning that at any one stage in the process, you may find that you have to return to previous steps to review and refine your methods.

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Benefits

Benefits of following the Writing Process include:

  • The ability to revisit previous work completed to find new ideas or refine existing ones.
  • A more organized finished product.
  • A less stressful experience, which is one cause of Writer's Block.
  • Less time spent in the drafting stage.