An 18-slide presentation on the steps writers take before they actually begin to put words together to create a fiction or non-fiction narrative. These steps including knowing and writing for one's audience, generating ideas and doing the research to have the raw material for the piece. Primary and secondary sources are explained and evaluated.
The major styles for academic writing (APA, MLA) and journalistic writing (Associated Press, BBC News Style Guide) are introduced.
Step by step instructions help students understand how to revise their writing and organize it.