While brief projects may provide by themselves up to a linear strategy – first research, then composing, then modification – longer documents require an even more fluid approach.

While brief projects may provide by themselves up to a linear strategy – first research, then composing, then modification – longer documents require an even more fluid approach.

A Cyclical Process

Be prepared to go backwards and forwards between these phases as you craft and hone your argument.

For instance, you could read a couple of sources, make notes, then compose a web page or two comparing them, modifying everything you’ve written before time for your sources, etc. (more…)