The writing process can be described as a recursive process. For many years, it was considered that writing was linear, and that 5 steps were needed:
Prewriting: It's similar to Brainstorming. You organize your thoughts, your ideas. You plan how the text should be organized.
Drafting: It is your first attempt. Forget about grammar.
Revising: Now, you can add things, re-arrange words or paragraphs, take out.
Proofreading: this is the editing time. Mistakes, tenses should be considered. Clarity is essential.
Publishing: final stage. Ready to print or handed in toyour teacher
But in further research, it was proved that those stages overlap, as they are repeated throughout the writing process.
BRAINSTORMING is a helpful step to take before writing as you put into paper all your ideas ( you may use all or some of them) It is opening your mind to any idea that comes, however crazy it sounds.
COVER LETTER There are some key elements that should be considered when writing a cover letter:Begin with your contact information ( on the left of the paper, towards the top,in block)Don't forget the date as with any normal letter!Include to who this letter is addressed ( hiring manager, head of the recruiting department, etc)Formal salutationOpening paragraph (explain how you learned about the opening position)Middle paragraph ( a summary of your background and why you are suitable for this job)Contact information and closing ( explain when you are available, thanks the person for his/her time and consideration)
Prewriting. You're ready to start writing. ...
Writing. Now you have your plan and you're ready to start writing. ...
Revision. Your story can change a great deal during this stage. ...
Editing. You have overhauled your story. ...
1. Prewriting is anything you do before you write a draft of your document. It includes thinking, taking notes, talking to others, brainstorming, outlining, and gathering information (e.g., interviewing people, researching in the library, assessing data).
2. Although prewriting is the first activity you engage in, generating ideas is an activity that occurs throughout the writing process.
1. Drafting occurs when you put your ideas into sentences and paragraphs. Here you concentrate upon explaining and supporting your ideas fully. Here you also begin to connect your ideas. Regardless of how much thinking and planning you do, the process of putting your ideas in words changes them; often the very words you select evoke additional ideas or implications.
2. Don’t pay attention to such things as spelling at this stage.
3. This draft tends to be writer-centered: it is you telling yourself what you know and think about the topic.
1. Revision is the key to effective documents. Here you think more deeply about your readers’ needs and expectations. The document becomes reader-centered. How much support will each idea need to convince your readers? Which terms should be defined for these particular readers? Is your organization effective? Do readers need to know X before they can understand Y?
2. At this stage you also refine your prose, making each sentence as concise and accurate as possible. Make connections between ideas explicit and clear.
1. Check for such things as grammar, mechanics, and spelling. The last thing you should do before printing your document is to spell check it.
2. Don’t edit your writing until the other steps in the writing process are complete.