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It’s been a long time since I have done any type of academic writing, nor has writing ever been one of my strengths. Having been enrolled in collegiate classes now, I will give a brief explanation of my approach to writing assignments. First I will have to follow the rules of writing: prewriting, planning, drafting, and revising. I will need to find a good quite and comfortable space to begin. After that I will grab a piece of paper, a pen, and start to write down ideas about my topic, depending on the topic’s subject will determine the types of ideas, and points I want to cover. Once I have all my ideas, and points write down, I will want to do some research on the topic I am writing about. This research will help validate different points and ideas I am writing about. After I complete my research, the next thing to consider will be my audience. Understanding who my audience will be ensures that my writing will relative to who’s reading it, and will also help me keep them interested. With all my ideas and points in front of me, and an understanding of my audience, I can begin piecing everything together on paper. At this time I will not worry about grammar, spelling, or punctuation. Once I have everything down on paper, I will then have to read over it all and find all my errors. I will also want note weaker points for removal, unsupportive statements, or trim access fat to create a more streamlined writing. Then I will set the paper aside for a while, and read it again to check again for errors. I could also have someone else revise it with me. Now I can begin editing. This ensures my writing will have all errors and unnecessary content removed. For the last, but not least step, I will have to proofread what I have written to check for any missed errors. Again, I could have another person read over it to see if I missed anything or still need any further editing.…...

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