Choosing your Topic
Before you begin to write your paper, look at the following to see how they apply to your assignment.
Try a quick brainstorming session on what you might write about.
Tutors are available through the Student Success Center to meet with you on the writing process for your paper. The tutoring calendar can be found on the Student Success Center's page.
Outline and Thesis Statement
A strong outline and thesis statement will help to organize your research and thoughts so that your paper is easier to write and the content flows in an orderly manner. When reviewing or creating your outline, look at your sections and content to review to see if you have enough information or support for your paper. Starting your outline while you are gathering your research and sources will help you to decide if you have enough information. Remember your outline should include enough sections to meet the criteria for the length of your paper. Organizing your research by an outline should help to make writing the paper easier once you begin. Don't forget to include required sections or information that your instructor has given you.
Now, it is time to start writing your paper.
Write your introduction, supporting paragraphs, and conclusion.
While writing, think about how you transition from sentence to sentence and from paragraph to paragraph.
Make sure your paragraphs have a topic sentence and a conclusion sentence.
Avoid repeating yourself or using a word too often.
Review, Edit, and Proofread your paper.