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    Question Name for this paper?

    Hi all,

    Is there any informal/formal name for a temporary piece of paper you write Sth on, so that later you can transform the content onto a formal one. (especially for school casual work) This's, for example, when you wat to write a letter to your Dean, and you need to temporarily put it on a piece of paper in case it needs any editing. Maybe we can't use "draft" here as it may be used for formal writing or something. Thanks.

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    Re: Name for this paper?

    I just refer to it as "scratch paper" or "scrap paper" and you write your first draft, whether an informal or formal bit of writing.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Name for this paper?

    How about "rough paper" in British English?

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    Re: Name for this paper?

    Oh, yes a "rough draft" is correct in US English too. This draft is still pretty rough, so please focus on content and don't worry about grammar.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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