Writing stage

The writing (or drafting) stage consists of the steps involved transforming ideas and data into a coherent text.

When material has been collected and a topic or thesis has been formulated, it is time to start writing. The writing stage is thus the main part of the writing process. Often writing at this stage is done in several steps – if the writing is part of a course assignment, the drafting of the text may consist of several instalments that are submitted to a supervisor and perhaps also to peers.

What to think about during the writing (drafting) stage

During the writing stage, the text develops from a tentative first draft to a full text. Two areas to focus on at this stage concern how to structure the text and how to use and refer to sources.

In order to enhance legibility and thus impact, writers need to structure their texts. Read about different levels of text structure here:

In academic writing, correct referencing is important. Find out the basics of referencing here:

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