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|What is the prewriting stage?
The prewriting stage is when you think carefully and organize your ideas for your paragraph before you begin writing.
1. Think carefully about what you are going to write.
Ask yourself the following questions:
|2. Get out some paper.
Write out some answers to the above questions. Don't spend a lot of time doing this; just make a few notes to help you remember why and how you are going to write your paragraph or essay.
|3. Gather some facts related to your paragraph or essay topic.
Look for and write down facts that will help you to answer your question. Timesaving hint: make sure the facts you are writing are related to the exact question you are going to answer in your paragraph or essay.
|4. Add some new ideas.
Ask yourself these questions:
|5. Decide on the main idea of your paragraph or essay.
Choose the MOST IMPORTANT point you are going to present. If you cannot decide which point is the most important, just choose one point and stick to it throughout your paragraph or essay.
|6. Organize your facts and ideas in a way that develops your main idea.
Once you have chosen the most important point of your paragraph or essay, you must find the best way to tell your reader about it.
Follow these steps:
Once you have chosen the facts and ideas you plan to use, ask yourself which order to put them in the paragraph. Write down your own note set that you can use to guide yourself as you write your paragraph or essay.
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