· Select a topic and narrow it.
· Decide on your purpose and audience.
· Gather details to help you develop your topic.
· Organize and strengthen your list of details.
· With your purpose and audience in mind, begin to write.
· Do not be concerned with grammar or mechanics yet; just write.
· Share your writing with others and learn from their comments and suggestions.
Ask yourself these questions about your writing:
· Did I stick to my topic?
· Does my writing have unity? (Does each sentence relate to those around it and to the main idea?)
· Have I included all the important details?
· Do I have strong and interesting topic sentences?
· Do the ideas flow smoothly? (Is it easy to read aloud?)
· Are the ideas in a logical order?
· Is the language vivid and precise? (Will the reader know exactly what I mean?)
· Have I accomplished my purpose?
· Correct all mistakes in grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
· Replace vague words and phrases with precise words.
· Judge the quality of the work.
· Share it with others.
· Submit it to your teacher.
· Publish it.