Assignment: Writing Process

The writing process is different for every person and for every writing type, but there are common steps that are important to practice. Generally, the writing process consists of:

  • Prewriting (the early planning stages often as mindmapping, brainstorming, freewriting)
  • Organizing (developing logical order)
  • Drafting (creating the paper and demonstrating the recursive nature of writing)
  • Revising (conforming to Standard Edited English and style formatting, such as MLA and APA, for most academic writing)
  • Publishing (the final version that is submitted)

For this assignment, you will create a summary of the writing process from a proficient writer’s perspective in a Google Doc.


  1. Review the grading rubric as listed on this page.
  2. Review and take notes of the video about the writing process:

  1. Create a response about the following in a new Google Doc (develop the practice of creating your work first in a Google Doc. You will publish your work when it is finished on your WordPress blog):
    • Summarize the key points of the video in one paragraph.
    • In another paragraph, include what you thought and learned from the video.
    • Include techniques you found interesting that you might apply to your process of writing.
  2. When you are finished developing your response in the Google Doc, copy, paste, and publish your journal onto a new blog post at your WordPress site.
  3. Submit the URL of your blog to your instructor.