Use the options in the drop down menu under the "Writing Step by Step" tab to select a page to view, or use the "previous" and "next" buttons at the bottom of each page to work through the modules in order.
As you prepare to write, review the assignment instructions carefully and be sure you understand your instructor’s expectations for your writing assignment, such as:
Many students imagine the writing process is a single path: they think writing involves reading a bit, reflecting a little, then sitting down to write continuously from beginning to end. While there might be a few writers who work this way, in most cases, writing is a much more complex process.
Assuming that writing is a smooth linear process can actually hold you back; it can lead to feelings of confusion and incompetence that make it difficult to get started. In fact, it is perfectly normal to have false starts, second thoughts, and multiple revisions. These aspects are typical of a productive writing process. See the Time Management module for strategies to assist your planning.