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Brainstorming Ideas

Student BrainstormingGetting Started:
If you have no idea what to write about or where to start, you’re not alone.  The “blank sheet of paper” syndrome happens to anyone who writes.  The good news is that there are techniques that can help you stay on task with an assignment as well as help you develop a topic.  

Before your pen touches a piece of paper, it’s important to consider:

1. The Assignment and Beyond

2. Brainstorming

Brainstorming can mean several different things.  It can help you figure out what you want to write about, enable you to get through tough writer’s block, or help you narrow your topic and think critically.

3. Your Audience’s Needs and Concerns