Richards & Miller Doing Academic Writing: Drafting
Richards, J. C. & Miller, S. K. (2005). Doing academic writing in education: Connecting the personal and the professional. New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Chapter 4: Drafting
• Recognizing that Drafting is Task Specific and Idiosyncratic
o The phases of the writing process are personal. You must decide what works for you.
• Thinking Before Drafting
• Some Writers Become Anxious and Apprehensive
o First drafts wore never intended to be perfect. Write. Get the words on paper. You will revise later.
• Don't Fall Back on Writer's Block as an Excuse
• Using the Think-Writing Log
o Teacher researchers think write by recording these thoughts, ideas, and dilemmas about their teaching in a journal. This journal helps them tease out their questions that they will replace and the types of data that they use emerge.
• Equating Drafting with Discovery
o Ideas emerge during writing. Therefore drafting is discovering - discovering your thoughts and ideas along the way as they get fleshed out on paper.
• Writing as Fast as Possible
o Writing is not neat, orderly, or linear, but rather it is recursive.
• Drafting and Revising Simultaneously
• Exploring Other Drafting Considerations and Habits
• Turning to the Arts
• Composing a Draft: Some Helpful Hints