This module will take you through the things you need to know before you actually begin to gather your sources and write your paper.
Don't forget to check the other page in this module, Keywords and Searching, before going on to Module Three.
FIRST RULE FOR WRITING A SUCCESSFUL PAPER - ALLOW YOURSELF ENOUGH TIME. EVERYTHING WILL TAKE LONGER THAN YOU EXPECT!
Follow the steps for successful writing below. For more information visit BUILD IT/ PREPARING TO WRITE
Make sure your paper fits the assignment and you can answer these questions:
Just a few more steps before you are ready to dig in and get started!
There is more to writing a paper than writing! Be sure to schedule time for each of these:
Now that you have planned out your time, it is time to get to work on actually doing all those things! For more details, see Preparing to Write in
So you know the criteria, have planned your time, and gone through all the other steps involved in preparing to write, it is time to do some serious research.
Good search strategies can save you time and frustration. Go on to KEYWORDS AND SEARCHING to learn the basics.