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Brainstorm, Outline, and First Draft

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The prewriting process consists of two components: brainstorming and outlining. Brainstorming allows the author to think randomly, covering the topic both deeply and widely; whereas outlining organizes and focuses those thoughts into a framework that can be explained clearly to others. This chapter describes the prewriting stage, leading up to, and including, the production of the first draft.

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Schultz, D.M. (2009). Brainstorm, Outline, and First Draft. In: Eloquent Science. American Meteorological Society, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-935704-03-4_6

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