Outlining can help you organize your sections, paragraphs, or ideas at any stage in the writing process.

How do I create an outline? Consider the four main components of effective outlines.

Where to begin? This site explains the prewriting and outlining process, helping writers find a starting point after receiving an assignment.

Overview of reverse outlining with an example Outlining can also be a useful exercise after a draft has been written. This is known as a reverse outline. A reverse outline can be a useful tool to help you revise your writing. Many of the consultants at the University Writing Center use reverse outlines to help writers.

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