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Learn to Write in an Organized Manner

Grade 6
Jun 9, 2023

Writing – Organizing Writing

Steps to Follow to Organize Written Work


  • Define the purpose of writing
  • Brainstorm and generate ideas
  • Determine the topic and main idea (Thesis statement)
  • Research and gather information to support the main idea from primary and secondary sources


Planning and Outlining


  • Hook- The first sentence should capture readers’ interest with context-based anecdote, quotation or statistical data.
  • Background -Familiarize readers with the subject or the main argument.
  • Thesis statement (Main idea)– A simple, clear and concise statement about the writer’s opinion/position on the argument. It defines a path that the writer will follow going ahead.
  • Example of thesis statement –Indonesians should add exercise to their morning routine not only to keep a check on their weight but also to reduce the risk of hypertension.


  • Outline acts as the framework to begin writing. Construct the sentences that most accurately convey ideas and support details.
  • Start the new point with a new paragraph.
  • Use transition words that bridge each paragraph and connect.
  • Example Regarding this, speaking about, moreover
  • Handwriting, spelling, grammar and punctuation skills are important while writing. However, the primary focus should be putting the idea into written language while writing the first draft.
  • The first draft can be written in a non-linear way.

Redrafting and Revising

  • Give some time gap between writing first draft and redrafting /revising.
  • Self -evaluate the first draft to check for –
  • Argument points that seem illogical or vague
  • Argument points presented in a haphazard manner
  • Details left unexplained or unclear
  • Unnecessary and irrelevant information. Hold no support to the argument
  • The main idea and supporting points should be clear
  • The sentences and ideas must complement each other.
  • Reorder the text
  • Make changes to argument points
  • Add or remove the text

Editing and Proofreading

  • Editing – Check for grammatical errors, sentence structure and phrasing mistakes and make corrections.
  • Sentence structure error –Fragmented sentences. Example – Because of the snow.
  • Run-on sentences. Example – She loves to write poems. I want to write every day if I had the time.
  • Proofreading – Check the text for the following common errors
  • Missing capital letters at the beginning /Proper Noun
  • Capital letters at places where it is not required
  • Misspelt words
  • Missing punctuation marks or wrong punctuation marks used
  • Missing or misplaced apostrophes
  • Formatting errors like no space between letters/words, extra spaces, missing sentence as new paragraph, numbering and indent
  • Use proof-reading marks to highlight the errors and make corrections
  • Prepare the final draft of the written work
Organizing writing


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