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Chapter 8. Write This Way > Get the Big Picture - Pg. 81

Write This Way 81 Research has shown that successful writers follow a specific process when they write. Learning the steps in this process can help you write more easily and effectively. That's what this chapter is all about. And don't worry: You can keep your clothes on the whole time. Get the Big Picture The writing process can be divided into a series of steps. While scholars bicker over the exact number, I'm going with five standard steps because they'll serve you best in all your writing situa- tions. Knowing these five easy pieces can help you focus on one aspect of your writing at a time, so you can sidestep panic and procrastination to get the job done. The five steps in "wRite with Rozakis" are ... 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Planning Researching Shaping and drafting Revising and editing Proofreading Write Angles