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The University of Maryland University College offers an expansive Online Guide to Writing and Research that leads students through every aspect of the writing process. Through an information-heavy set of modules, the comprehensive nature of the guide makes it a valuable resource.
The Online Writing Lab from Purdue University offers a one-stop shopping approach to writing assistance. The site includes pages on writing styles, writing mechanics, research and citation, as well as materials for instructors.
This resource describes why outlines are useful, what types of outlines exist, provides suggestions for developing effective outlines, and discusses how outlines can be used as an invention strategy for writing.
Some assignments ask you to read and analyze complex information. In these cases, reverse outlining can help you distill the main ideas into short, clear statements. You may also use reverse outlining to revise your own work.