Definitions for "Prewriting"
Keywords:  writer, essay, drafting, idea, write
A set of strategies that help students generate and organize thoughts before drafting their compositions. These strategies include invention strategies, refinement strategies, and organization strategies.
the first component in the writing process that involves planning and organizing. Activities that might encompass the prewriting component include reading, listening, and developing motivation and purpose to write.
This takes place at the beginning of the writing process when a writer chooses a subject to write about and begins forming details to support this subject.