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6.1: Overview of Drafting

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    Drafting is essential to the organization and flow of your paper. Drafting includes prewriting[1], editing[2], and reviewing[3]. Once your general ideas are down on paper, writing out specific ideas and quotations can make the final writing process much easier. Each step of drafting brings the process a little closer to the final product. Always write down any ideas you have in the drafting process. It is much easier to cut content from your paper than it is to work on adding content. If you collect all your resources, quotations, facts, ideas, and come up with a thesis during the drafting process, your paper will show it. The idea is to provide yourself with as much information as possible in order to create a solid and well thought-out piece. Do less worrying and more writing.

    “Solviture ambulando. To solve a problem, walk around.”

    –St. Jerome, who spent 30 years at a desk

    [1] Planning and Prewriting Link

    [2] Editing Link

    [3] Reviewing Link


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