Business Administration - Accounting & Financial Planning
Business Administration - Accounting & Financial Planning EAC349
Chapter 3 Planning, Composing and Revising
Experts compose slowly than novices but evaluate their own work better
Planning: all the thinking you do; narrows the scope of the project
Gathering: physically getting the data you need – formal or informal
Writing: act of putting words down somewhere. While doing this, you will refine outline and designs
with purpose and audience needs in mind
Evaluating: rereading your work and comparing with w/your goals and req. of situation and audience
Can evaluate your process too – sources reliable? Detailed revisions? Enough info to write?
Getting feedback: asking someone else to evaluate your work – can include feedback on any activity in
Revising: making any changes required or as per feedback – can mean change in purpose or some
First look for content and clarity – complete info? Accurate? Clear?
Then check the organization and layout – flows? Easy to find needed info? Visually appealing?
Check style and tone – easy to read? Bias-free?
Editing: focuses on local aspects of writing such as grammar
Proofreading: checking the final copy for accuracy and errors
The above activities can be in any order and can be done simultaneously and sometimes all of them
aren’t used for every doc.
If ideas are hard to come up with:
Freewriting: write something for few minutes and then identify the best point in the draft and
do it again