The University Writing Center (UWC)

The Writing Process

One of the best habits a writer can develop is a strong writing process. A strong writing process involves a writer returning to his or her work multiple times to make sure that ideas are developed appropriately, that the paper is organized or structured in a way that is appropriate for its audience, and that grammar and mechanics are also appropriate for the assignment.
Too often, students write only one draft of a paper prior to turning it in for evaluation. This does not allow a student to return to his or her work to make sure that the aforementioned items are appropriate. This is why we stress the strengthening of one’s writing process.
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