Efficient Drafting

Efficient Drafting

Do you build a paper A) sentence-by-sentence or B) by starting with a rough structure that you then flesh out?

As you think about process, here is some food for thought:

On a given writing project, professional writers probably spend about 30% of their time planning, 20% drafting, and 50% revising.  So they're more likely to follow B than A.  

If you have the structure of your document right, it's much easier to flesh it out.  But if you're writing sentence-by-sentence, and the structure needs to change or ends up being weak--well, you might have to start all over again!  No one has that much time.

 

 

 

 

A paragraph map

A paragraph map

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