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Preparing to Write

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Step 5: Brainstorming

Brainstorming is an important part of the writing process. This step lets you get all your ideas down on paper to help you organize and develop your ideas further.

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Step 6: Outlining

An outline helps you organize the ideas from your brainstorm into a basic essay format. This step is very important to make sure your essay is well organized and your paragraphs are well focused. Start by learning more about moving from brainstorming to organizing ideas.