Part of making a writing plan is learning how to craft an outline. This is really the start of the project plan, and there are keys to outlining successfully. To start, your text needs to include a beginning or introduction, middle or arguments, and ending or conclusion. So, arrange your plan accordingly. This will help you arrange your thoughts and information, identify what your project will explore, and how you will say it.
Use the Outline Worksheet provided in the Resources to walk you through these topics:
In the beginning or introduction, include the following:
Next, in the middle or the argument section, include the following:
You may also want to include quotes, facts, or statistics that you discovered in your research. Lastly, conclude by doing the following:
Don’t worry if you don’t feel like the conclusion is super-strong. You will get there.
Make some notes on how you write currently. Ask yourself the following questions:
Then, review the Writing a Course Paper module from Unit 2 Studies (provided in this unit’s study as well). What is the process, as explained in the presentation? What are the suggestions for how to start writing? What are the suggestions related to the revision and editing processes, and completing the text?
Look ahead at the deadlines, and think about the time you need to complete the tasks. Produce a schedule for completing the various written assignments in the course.
Submit your outline and work plan for review.
Note: Your instructor may also use the Writing Feedback Tool to give you feedback on your writing. In the tool, click the linked resources for helpful writing information.