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How Do I Organize My Sources?

In the course of a literature review, you may come across hundreds of research papers that will contribute to your understanding of the …

Where to Start (and When to Stop) a Lit Review

When it comes to a literature review, everyone has the same three questions. Where do I start? When do I stop? How do I stay …

Why Should I Create an Outline?

The next step in the prewriting process is the outline, but what is it and why should you make one? At this point, you should have your …

Identify the Central Message and Narrative to Make Your Writing Process More Effective

Deciding what to write about generally seems like a pretty easy task. Here’s the topic of my research. Read. Take notes. Write. But …

Writing is messy. That’s perfect.

The writing process can be summarized in five steps: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and finally… publication. It seems …

Tips for Getting Writing Done in Pandemic Purgatory

At the end of January, one month before Michigan responded to the pandemic by closing non-essential services, I pulled my 3-year-old …