Tutor: First, quickly write down ideas for your paper.
Student: What if I don’t have any ideas?
Tutor: Then, look at your class notes.
Tutor: Review your class readings.
Tutor: And you can talk with other students.
Student: Yes, I sometimes get good ideas from other students.
Tutor: As you generate ideas, write down key words and ideas.
Tutor: Now that you have some ideas on paper, review these. Circle or underline the words or sentences that you feel are important.
Tutor: Now let’s move on to the next step: Developing a Thesis
Student: I could use some help with that!
Tutor: OK, let’s go back to the menu for Getting Ready to Write. Now click on Developing a Thesis on the left.