The Writing Process: Stages & Activities


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Brainstorming is an example of:

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1. Composing a first draft occurs in the ____ stage.

2. Changing or rearranging the ideas in a piece is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and accompanying worksheet to understand the stages of the writing process. Practice questions look at the definition and order of the prewriting, writing, revising, editing, and publishing steps.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you will be tested on the definition and order of the following stages of the writing process:

  • Editing
  • Prewriting
  • Revising
  • Publishing
  • Writing

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of brainstorming
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the writing process in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define prewriting, revising, editing, and publishing

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled The Writing Process: Stages & Activities to not only understand the process, but improve your writing skills. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe the writing process
  • Explain the importance of prewriting
  • Differentiate between the writing stage and the revising stage of the writing process
  • Define 'publishing' in terms of the writing process