This lesson will develop your skills in the first six steps of this basic writing practice. To sharpen your skills in writing the full draft and revising an essay, consider visiting Boot Camp 2 and Boot Camp 4.
For example, you might spend a lot of time thinking about and gathering information, and then begin to organize and draft the essay, only to realize you need more planning and research. That new research may then alter your thesis, or make you re-think your original plans for the essay.
Revision and editing rarely happens at the end of the essay alone, but instead happens all the way through the writing process.