AN OVERVIEW OF THE PROCESS

AN OVERVIEW OF THE PROCESS

The goal of the writing process is to generate a clear, effective document for an audience. Experienced writers achieve this goal by performing three types of activities.

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The Technical Writing Process
Prewriting:       Planning
Writing:            Drafting
Postwriting:    Finishing

Planning is discovering and collecting all the information you will need to start drafting~Drafting is selecting and arranging all the ‘elements in the document Finishing is editing the document into final form.  is a flow chart of this process (adapted from Go swami 38). The main sequence is emphasized by the heavy black arrows. The light arrows, however, indicate a basic truth about this process – you should and must be ready to return to earlier stages to help yourself generate a clear document.