Step 1: Choose the template for your paper
Step 2: Setting up the assignment
Step 3: Creating an outline
Watch the short video below for information on creating an outline in Microsoft Word 2013.
Step 4: Building the paper
Now that you have the information you need to write your paper, you'll start your rough draft. You can take the information from your outline and place it into your APA formatted paper that you've already downloaded and saved. The outline will show you what your paragraphs will contain. Again, start with the main points from your outline. You'll build your paragraphs around those main points (remember, one main point per paragraph) and fill in details to support each main idea. Go back to step 3 if you have more questions on writing an outline.
Remember that writing is a process. If you get stuck as you go, utilize your resources:
Step 5: Review and then submit your paper
The General Writing Rubric
Use this rubric as a first step to self-assess your assignment. After determining which column you think best describes your work, use the resources to the right to improve your work. Refer back to it each time you feel you are near completion of the assignment to help you stay on track. This is also the same rubric that the Writing Lab staff will use to provide feedback and resources suggestions.
Video: How to use the Rubric
Submit to the Writing Lab (in Brainfuse)
Writing is a process. It helps to have feedback from others as you go through that process. You can submit your work for review to the Writing Lab. Just make sure you have time before your submission deadline (it takes 24-48 hours). Here's the process:
After using the rubric to self-assess where you're at in terms of your assignment and you've made changes using the resources provided, you can opt to submit your assignment to the Writing Lab in Brainfuse for feedback and suggestions. Once you're logged into Brainfuse, click on the Writing Lab. How to use the Writing Lab.
Using the Writing Lab