The process of writing an essay

The process of writing an essay does not generally proceed in a series of linear steps. Therefore, although we have included this section after , you might find that reading and writing support each other, and as our study guide says:

The Process of Writing an Essay - Video Modeling Project

Often the final task in the process of writing an essay is to compile your bibliographic information (i.e. a list of the texts you have referred to in the essay). This information will take one of two forms:


To describe the process of writing an essay

Use other Ryerson resources like the , to give yourself plenty of time to go through the process of writing an essay.

The following chart illustrates the process of writing an essay by using prewriting, drafting, and revising. The term definitions provided below can be used as brief written notes during essay writing.