Stages in the Essay Writing Process

Stages in the Essay Writing Process

Matching exercise

Match the descriptions of the various stages in the essay writing process to the terms which are often used to describe them.
(Based on a diagram in "Teaching Academic Writing" By Coffin, Curry et al. 2003)
Prewriting:
Planning:
Drafting:
Reflection
Peer/Tutor Review:
Revision
Editing and Proofreading
generating ideas, understanding the ideas of others, collecting information, notetaking, freewriting, brainstorming,
organising and focusing ideas, mindmapping, clustering, listing,outline
writing initial drafts of a text focusing mainly on the development, organisation and elaboration of ideas
letting work sit, coming back to it at a later point
feedback from others
further developing and clarifying ideas, the structure of the text
focusing attention on the surface level features of the text