The Writing Center

The Writing Process

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