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Writing Overview

Listen to the Writing Overview introduction.

If you have questions about any of the information presented in the diagram (see the PDF below), please post your questions in a comment on the appropriate page (e.g. post a question about paragraphing here) or email your question to You may find the "Writing and Thinking Checklist", also posted below, a helpful tool in ensuring that you're completing all the necessary steps in your writing process. Finally, you can use the assignment calculator to set target dates for completing the steps involved writing a paper. The calculator will also point you to relevant resources and information for each stage of the process.

Writing a paper: A series of steps (pdf)

Writing and thinking checklist (doc)

Assignment calculator

If you have questions about these resources, please post them using the "Add new comment" option that is linked below. To post a comment or see comments from other students, please log in. For more information on using the comments to post questions, please view this short tutorial.