|Writing Projects » Stages of Writing » Drafting » Tips for the First Draft|
|Here are some tips for writing your first draft:
•If you have a main idea, or thesis, you might want to use it as your first sentence for now, or write it at the top of your first page.
Many writers use drafting as a way of gathering ideas, and many use a variety of pre-writing strategies even after writing a first or second draft. If you feel you need to gather more ideas and/or get your thoughts in order, try some of the activities in Getting Started.
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