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Importance of Planning, Drafting, and Revising

Can you describe why each of the steps of planning, drafting, and revising are so critical to creating a text that truly communicates with clarity?

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Yes, I can most certainly describe the reasons why each of the steps of planning, drafting, and revising are so critical to creating a text. When writing a scholarly essay, whether if the assignment is simply a standard 5-paragraph essay or beyond, you always want to start out with brainstorming first. By doing so, you can start out writing freely with any ideas you may have that would come out of your mind when you first think of the topic that you were asked to write about. I find that brainstorming always works to make a writer's brain unstuck. Once you are able to get past this step, you should then write a rough draft. Writing a rough draft can still be considered the planning process because while you are writing this type of a draft, you do not need to think so much about grammatical details in a way. Since you will have the chance to get the draft edited, whether by a peer (another classmate from the same class) or your professor during a visit to his/her office hour, you will be responsible for writing another follow up first draft upon completion of the rough draft. I find composing a rough draft ...

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