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"What Do I Need to Know?" - Assessing Your Knowledge

Before you start to write, stop, breathe, and remember: you probably know something about this topic already. And what you don't know, you can learn.

You may want to ask yourself these questions to start assessing your knowledge and determining what you need to learn. You also may want to do a fastwrite in response to each question.

  • What do I already know about this topic?
  • How do I know it? Is what I know reliable?
  • What else do I need to know and where can I find it?