Wednesday, August 19, 2009
SECOND MAJOR STEP IN WRITING YOUR ESSAY
Planning and shaping your essay comes after the first step which I have explained on my 1st blog here. So, this is actually the second step. Planning consists of several parts. First, in planning, there is a need to collect ideas on a subject/topic of writing. Second, in shaping then means arranging these ideas in a logical order. Third, draft your essay by writing simple sentences from out of the ideas you have collected about your topic. Fourth, revise your draft after finding out that there is a need to cut and replace or move some word or words, or sentences. Fifth, edit your revised draft by checking on the grammar, spelling, and punctuation marks. Finally, proofread your essay for typing errors and the ease with which it can be read and understood according to Simon & Schuster in their Handbook for Writers by Lynn Quitman Troyka, 1990, US: Prentice-Hall pages 14-16.