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Steps to Prewriting

  1. Find examples of what you are supposed to writing.
  2. Eliminate topics that have been done to death.
    1. Abortion
    2. Gun Control
    3. Marijuana—medical or legalization
  3. Read, read, read science journals and magazines
  4. Eliminate non-credible sources
    1. Sources that generate revenue from advertising
    2. Sources that have gross conflicts of interest
    3. Sources that involve non-experts.
    4. Sources that are non-scientific


  1. Collecting Articles
  2. Thesis Statement
  3. Outline
  4. Outline Example
    1. Introduction
    2. Body Paragraph #1
    3. Body Paragraph #2
    4. Body Paragraph #3
    5. Conclusion


  1. Fill in your outline
  2. Use an informal writing style
  3. Say it before you write it
  4. Don't worry about the rules


  1. Read your paper outloud(DSpeech)
  2. Make sure it follows your outline and thesis
  3. Check for gaps in logic and evidence


  1. Read your paper outloud(DSpeech).
  2. Apply rules of grammar and usage.
  3. Fix typos and make sure it is properly formatted

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Video on the Writing Process


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