What is the writing process and the steps and components when writing an essay?When you are writting an essay, what are the step you go through to write your essay?

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ladyvols1 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Careful planning is the key to producing a good essay.  Do NOT begin to write your essay the night before it is due to be submitted.  You should allow yourselves time to consider, plan (Pre-Writing), write (rough draft), rewrite and revise(go over and change sentences, adjectives, or anything that will make your essay better), and proof read your essay (edit punctuation, spelling, indent before each paragraph, capitalize where needed, commas, etc. )before its submission (publishing).

brandih eNotes educator| Certified Educator

You may wish to check out the following free step-by-step guides that eNotes offers on essays:

How to Write a Compare-and-Contrast Essay

How to Write a Good Essay on English Literature 

How to Write an Argumentative Essay 

How to Write a Problem-Solution Essay 

silversinger | Student

There are 5 steps to the writing process in order to be successful:

Pre-writing - brainstorming, making a graphic organizer to organize your ideas:

Drafting - writing these ideas down in a logical, Chronological order

revising - omiting or adding other ideas that you have researched or decided to use in your paper

editing - making sure that all of the conventions of writing, (punctuation, capitalization, grammar) are correct

publishing - sharing your paper with your peers!