Essay Writing as Process
Writing Better Essays - A Simple Rhetorical Guide to Process, Structure, and Coherence (second edition) - David L. Rogers
David L. Rogers [+]
Kingston University, London
Chapter 1 sets out the easy-to-follow steps that characterise the writing and editing process that the book encourages students to adopt or adapt to their own version. The steps include an acceptance of the value – the inevitability - of procrastination; the benefits of freewriting; types of planning they may want to use; and drafting, but with a general lack of concern about expression or structure at this stage since students are assured that they can confident that what they will learn in the book will mean that they will be able to transform their drafts into well-structured argumentative essays. All they will need to do is apply themselves to the lessons in the book so that they know to what aims they are revising and then to be willing to apply them as they revise.