How Do I Get Started?

The best way to begin a paper is by prewriting.

There are several methods of prewriting that allow you to gather your thoughts, explore ideas, and break writer’s block.  Some of our favorites are given in the links below:

  • Here you’ll find some handy prewriting strategies from the University of North Carolina
  • Here you’ll find some additional strategies from Dr. Lisa Kirby of North Carolina Wesleyan University