The Big6™ Writing Process for Grades 7 – 12

This feature section will help you get organized and complete an assigned written paper or report. Writing can be a lot of fun if you approach it in an organized way. Here you will find links to the writing process and some great tools.

1. Big6 Writing Process Organizer

Use this handy organizer to develop your written paper from beginning to end! This is a helpful tool that takes you from prewriting to evaluating your work and publishing your paper.

2. Helpful Writing Process Links (links used with permission)

Avoiding Plagiarism
Worried about plagiarizing? The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University explains what it is an how to avoid it.

Big6 Research Paper Organizer
Plan and organize your research approach with this form. Contains links to search engines, writing support, how to develop good questions, and how to cite sources.

A Guide for Writing Research Papers Based on Modern Language Association (MLA) Documentation
The Capitol Community College in Hartford, Connecticut hosts this marvelous web site that is more than just how to document sources based on MLA guidelines. This site helps you get started on your paper, provides information about taking notes and plagiarism, assists with formatting your paper, and much more!

Guide to Grammar and Writing
From Capitol Community College in Hartford, Connecticut, this handy tool answers your questions about usage of word, sentence, and paragraph, in addition to useful information about essays and research papers. Have a question about grammar that isn’t answered on the site? Go to the Ask Grammar form and get a personal response.

Ideas About Note Taking and Citing Sources
Confused about note taking and making a bibliography? Read this for help on note taking and citing sources.

Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
Are you confused about quoting, paraphrasing, and summarizing? Don’t know when to use one or the other? The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University explains and gives examples of each. There is also a link on how to write an effective paraphrase.

Writing Center Writer’s Web
Designed and maintained by faculty and students at the University of Richmond, this web site allows you to explore topics by stages of the writing process. The ideas for prewriting will get you going in no time.