Your boss has asked for a report on the latest issue at work. Describe the issue in a focused paragraph and then engage in at least one brainstorming strategy discussed in this unit. Based on your brainstorming, create an outline for the report. Finally, create a focused thesis statement for your report.

Freewriting requires finding a quiet place to write without distraction. Most versions involve starting with a word or phrase (usually your topic) and writing (or typing) about it without stopping for five minutes.