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The Writing Center

The Writing Process

writing process flow chart Writing the thesis and developing a sketchReviewing and Catagorizing Information Gathering data and information Writing a draft

Writing is a task that no two people do the same way. However, there are some logical steps that every writer seems to follow in the creation of a paper. The process described here outlines those basic steps. Keep in mind that these steps are not exclusive of each other, and at times they can be rather liquid. Also, writers will notice that most of these steps are reciprocal; that is, work done in one area may necessitate returning to a step that you have already "completed."

  • Introductions
  • Critical Reading
  • Thesis
  • Organization
  • Paragraphing
  • Word-Processing
  • Revision
  • Documentation
  • Proofreading
  • Handouts Online
  • Invention
  • Argument Techniques from Classical Rhetoric
  • Structuring Your WAC Paper
  • Creating a Summary
  • Evaluative Mode
  • Paraphrasing
  • Synopses

    The Writing Center



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    Cleveland State University
    Provost Office
    2121 Euclid Avenue

    RT Library 124
    Cleveland, OH 44115-2214
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    Rhodes Tower 124
    1860 E. 22 Street
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    Dr. Mary McDonald , Director

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