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
•    Summary