Writing and composition procedures: a preferred approach

Writing is an art that is noted as one of the most used expression of the human civilization. It could then be observed that through the numerous written works of different authors of books, of paper articles and other readable materials alike, there is a certain pattern that they follow. Why is it important to make effective use of these procedures? A.L. Trupe says that “Effective intervention results in better papers. Students who are asked or required to spend more time on a paper will think more about their topic, retain more information, and develop more powerful insights” (2001, Internet).Not everyone might easily see this obvious presentation of thoughts in a fine pattern. However, as it has always been said everybody and everything starts with the basics. Through this particular discussion, there are numerous factors that would be considered to be able to identify the essential procedures that even expert or professional writers take into consideration when they are putting their thoughts into writing.The Primary Procedures of WritingWhen writing a paper, there are at least three major preliminary procedures that should be considered by the writer. These procedures are called the “primary procedures”. The said procedures include:(a)                PrewritingPrewriting is the process by which a writer tends to scribble the words in his or her mind on paper. The words may mean nothing yet as they are all serving as key words to the main thoughts of the writer. From this so-called “scribbles” of thoughts, the writer is then able to create a plan on what he or she would more likely focus on in his writing.(b)                PlanningFrom the “scribbles” comes along the plan of the plot of the idea that is to be presented by the writer in writing. The ways by which the writer wants to layout the topic is done through outlining the primary topics of concern that needs to be addressed within the context of whatever it is that is being written about. Most often than not, this particular stage of writing makes it easier for the writer to see what the expected result of the written article or composition would actually look like.(c)                 DraftingFrom the outline comes the first-hand draft of the paper. The paper’s draft looks like the actual approach of the writing, only that it is a much more basic type. It is a type of the composition that requires refurnishing. Meaning there are a lot of points that still needs to be redone in this particular step in writing. The writer is much freer when it comes to writing the draft compared to the strict considerations that a writer needs to give attention to when writing the final paper as it is. Moreover, this writing procedure makes it much less stressing on the part of the writer since the rules of writing are still lacks and the procedure requires lesser stress on the sentence construction procedures.From the discussion that has been presented on the basic truths with regards the primary procedures of writing, it could be noted that each step has its own characteristic that leads the writer in completing the next step. As for example, pre-writing an planning could not be separated or intertwined as the writer is indeed supposed to rethink things over and over again even before the whole idea of what he or she is going to write comes into the real picture. Planning then gives the writer an ample time to rearrange the plot of the topic that is to be written. In an aim of conveying the right thoughts and the most essential factors of the composition, it is in this procedure that the writer is able to keep a close track on the outline of the paper that is to be completed. Later on, the creation of the draft of the paper creates a more vivid picture of the final outcome for the writer to be able to see what is to be expected on the final result of the paper.  Certainly, it could be observed that these steps make the procedures of writing much easier to finish. To make the composition look much of that of the finish outcome, the final procedures are to be given clear attention by the writers.The Final Furnishing StepsTo be able to finish the paper, the second half of the procedure comes into the picture. Most often than not, the final procedures are called the “furnishing” procedure. After the draft is done, the furnishing of the said written output is to be given way. Like that of the primary procedures, the final furnishing steps consist of only two major parts. The said parts are as follows:(a)RevisingRevising is more like “removing the unwanted edges of a drawing form the draft”, as to writing; it is primarily omitting the unnecessary information that could be found within the draft of the paper. The idea is to give an ample presentation for the topic that is being presented within the finished composition. To be able to revise means to clean up the rough edges of the written work. This may include unnecessary information, fixing different run-on sentences, making it possible to have a clearer understanding of the matter being presented within the context of the idea being noted in the composition.(b)Proof ReadingProof reading is usually the last look on the paper. The writer is supposed to have a closer look on what has to be arranged and fixed yet after the revision procedures within the paper. Through this step, the writer is able to have a final “say” if the final work that he or she has done have actually met the standards that have been set for it to reach.ConclusionFrom this point, it could be noted that writing indeed involves several procedures that concern the quality of the outcome of the paper as it is being refurnished for several times. The idea is to mainly bring out the gist of the writing through the presentation of the information that are written within the context of the compositions being completed. Once the said goal has been met, the writer is then ready to present the writing he has made for public reading.References:Scott, Julia D., Edna M. Troiano. The Contemporary Writer. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2001.Clouse, Barbara Fine. A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers: Strategies and Process. 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