Planning and Starting the Writing Assignment
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- Time Management and Steps for Writing a Paper (St. Cloud U)
- Short summary of a paper’s time line and the steps involved.
- Where to Start a Paper (U Richmond)
- A list of questions to get you started.
- For those about to write . . . (George Mason U)
- Some inspirational quotations about the writing process, as you begin to write.
- Brainstorming for Ideas (U Richmond)
- “Brainstorming provides a nearly guaranteed solution to writer’s block. It’s actually a very easy process.”
- When you start to write (Purdue U)
- Things to think about as you start your writing project.
- How To Read University Texts or Journal Articles (U Victoria)
- Specific advice for reading classroom and research-type materials.
- Reading to comprehend and learn (U Victoria)
- How to read with learning in mind – the steps to follow.
- Keeping a Pre-writing Journal (U Richmond)
- “Often the hardest part of developing a thesis and writing an effective paper is simply getting started. To help yourself formulate and organize ideas you may want to keep a writing journal.”
- Keeping a Reading Journal (George Mason U)
- “But keeping a journal as you read is one of the best ways of exploring a piece of writing. With this process you integrate reading and writing, and find that you can interact with the work more fully.”
A+ Research & Writing for high school and college students was created by Kathryn L. Schwartz