Strategies for Prewriting

Prewriting is the activity or combination of activities a writer may perform to expand, sharpen, or review an idea. Although it often comes in the early stages of writing, prewriting can occur at any point in the writing process.

Prewriting strategies for exploring topics and focusing ideas include

Good prewriting generates a great deal of material, but writers need to evaluate that material to determine the most significant, appropriate, and relevant information for their particular topic, audience, and purpose.