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The Writing Process

Brainstorming | Collaborative mind mapping in your browser

Free online tool for idea mapping that allows you to add notes, links, and images to your map of ideas. This is a great site for more involved projects when you want to collect and share ideas; you can also collaborate and work on one map with others simulataneously. | Brainstorming made simple

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Choosing a Topic

Can't figure out what you want to write about? This website from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign offers strategies for coming up with a topic and also lists ideas for topics under categories such as business, education, environment, media, politics, etc.

Purdue OWL: Prewriting Questions

Stumped on where to start? Here's a site full of questions to jump-start your ideas about a topic. Check out other helpful links on writer's block, creating a thesis statement, outlining, & more.

DSC-UCF Presents: Writing a Timed Essay

Struggle with writing timed essays? Check out this Prezi with tips and strategies for writing under pressure.



DSC-UCF Presents: Conquering Writer's Block


"Writing in College" by Joseph M. Williams & Lawrence McEnerney

Confused about what it means to write at the "college level"? This website from the University of Chicago Writing Program gives advice on the beginning stages of writing a paper, from gathering evidence to outlining, writing an introduction, and using different drafting styles.

Study Guides & Strategies: Rough Drafts

Easily distracted? This page offers bulleted tips and tricks for settling in to write your paper. It also links to tips for the other stages of the writing process and to help with aspects of studying.

Sparknotes: Writing the Rough Draft

Sparknotes isn't just for catching up on plot summaries; check out this article on how to write a rough draft, with tips on procrastination, perfectionism, and re-drafting.


DSC-UCF WC: Revision Strategies

Read over your paper too many times? This pdf offers different strategies for revision that appeal to different learning styles. Brought to you by the DSC-UCF Writing Center.

DSC-UCF WC: Revision Checklist

Have I remembered everything? This pdf is a checklist to use during the revising and editing process. Brought to you by the DSC-UCF Writing Center.

UNC WC: Revising Drafts

Why do I need to revise? What is revision? This site from the University of North Carolina's Writing Center gives excellent tips for the revision process using a question-answer format.

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