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11: The Writing Process

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    • 11.1: An Overview of the Writing Process
      The writing process will help us form our ideas if we take it step by step, reflecting on which strategies we need at each stage.
    • 11.2: Annotation
      Annotating a text can help us engage, understand, assess, and respond, all of which lay a foundation for writing about that text.
    • 11.3: Brainstorming
      A variety of tricks can help us get started coming up with ideas.
    • 11.4: Outlining
      Once you have an idea of the points you will cover in your essay, an outline can help you plan how you will support each one.
    • 11.5: Drafting
      To write a complete first version of a piece of writing, we need to pace ourselves and give ourselves permission to write something we're not satisfied with.
    • 11.6: Revision
      Revision can be one of the most important, instructive, and even pleasurable parts of the writing process.
    • 11.7: Giving and Receiving Feedback
      Having peers, tutors, friends, or family members read and respond to our papers can help us see what we can improve.

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