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Starting the writing process: A short guide

Stage 4: Writing

By now, a first draft should start to take shape. Follow your plan, developing one point per paragraph.

  • As you write, adjust your initial structure if you need to, recording any changes on your plan.
  • Your writing may still be rough at this stage. Work through your ideas and arguments but don’t worry about polishing your sentences just yet.
  • Finish your first draft and leave it aside for a few days. 
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