@Miss L Toad,
Miss L Toad: Are you saying they've changed the name of "outlining". ?
Scaffolding; another example of getting rid of a perfectly good word to replace it with an inadequate one.
Did anyone notice that scaffolds are built from the bottom floor up?
Is that how you write a "scaffold"? You start with the conclusion
at the bottom of the page and work upwards to the lead paragraph?
Tell me, while I was sleeping, did artists decide not to do sketches? Do they now make 'try-outs"? When they outline, excuse me, scaffold
their work, have they also re-named the oval and the square?
Meanwhile, back at the paragraph factory, we are trying to nail down a strong, clear, opening sentence from which we will hang five hundred fluttering, singing words.
Joe(....After a long sleepless summer night,,,,,)Nation