Often people disagree about the precise nature of planning. For some people, merely thinking about a paper before sitting at their computer comprises this moment in the writing process. For other people, planning is a comprehensive period that includes reading, annotating texts, collecting notes, reading over an assignment, brainstorming, freewriting, outlining, and even mapping out ideas. Our methods for getting to that end can often determine our success and satisfaction with writing. On this page, we have created links to help writers with various issues that come up at this point in the writing process. Please advise us if you have suggestions for improving or adding to our links.

Planning Strategies (Purdue's OWL)

Planning: Reading, Thinking, and Writing (Writer's Place)

Developing an Argument (Paradigm's OWL)

Topics (Purdue's OWL)

Writning About Literature (Purdue's OWL)

A Guide to Writing Research Papers (Capital Community College)

Tools for Writers


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