Planning- Plan as a group.
- What is the topic
of our writing?
- Who is our audience?
What will be interesting to them?
- What do we want to
accomplish by writing about this topic
(e.g., convey information, persuade policy makers, etc.)?
Drafting- Write the draft as a group.
- What ideas or thoughts
will we include?
- How will we organize
- How will we introduce,
develop and conclude our first draft?
- What will the title
of our article be? (A clever title can help ensure a large readership!)
Polishing- Get feedback from other
students, your teacher, and your parents.
Polishing refers to the
process of editing and revising based on an evaluation of the writing.
It is the hard work that a writer devotes to a piece of writing
that is likely to reach a wide audience and serves as a reflection
The questions that you
should ask themselves as they proceed through the polishing stage
- How can the responses
from others improve our paper?
- What new ideas do
we have for the paper?
- What information should
we add or delete?
- Have we corrected
all spelling and grammatical errors?