Drafting – Composing -What is the Drafting Process?

Synonymous Terms

Writing. Writing refers to the act of using a writing instrument (e.g., a pen, a keyboard, or iPhone) to compose a message to an audience using a symbolic system, typically alphabetical language.

Composing. The term composing is preferred to writing or drafting in the humanities and the arts, especially writing studies and creative writing studies.

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What is Drafting?

Drafting refers to the act of writing a preliminary version of a document — a sloppy first draft.

During drafting, writers

Drafting & the Writing Process

When composing, writers move back and forth between drafting new material, revising drafts, and other steps in the writing process.

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