Writing can be a daunting task unless one knowsthe proper steps to successfully write an essay.Without these following steps, one can be lostwhen it comes to completing a well-writtenessay:1. Prewriting2. Outlining the structure of ideas3. Writing a rough draft4. Revising5. Editing
Prewriting is the step in which you bring all of yourthoughts and insight to paper and/or computer screen.This step is where you would decide on a topic thatbest fits your essay. You can do this by using thesefour strategies:1. Using experience and observations2. Reading3. Freewriting4. Asking questionsThese steps will help you choose the topic of youressay.
In this step, you take what you gathered fromyour prewriting strategies and structure youressay. Outlining allows you to organize yourideas and focus on the main points of youressay.
Once the outline has been written, the next step isto write the initial draft of the essay. Thisshould be done by using the information yougathered in step 1 and the outline you createdin step 2.
Here one can read over their essay and see if theyfind any holes that need to be filled with moreinformation and/or moving parts of your essayaround to give better clarity of what is written.
Editing is the step where you revise and objectifyyour essay to grammar, punctuation andsentence structure.
With using these 5 steps, you will havesuccessfully written a well-written essay. Inthe future, these 5 steps will always guaranteesuccess in writing an essay.
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