Flow Chart Determine a topic or argument. Begin researching your topic to find important information that will support your position and weaken the opposing side. Record research information on index cards and be sure to create a bibliography along the way. NO Begin your outline. Remember to save your strongest argument as the clincher. YES Do you have “expert” witnesses and/or data (numbers) to Support your argument? Write your first draft. Be sure to use the rubric/criteria as you write your paper. Edit/Revise your paper. Write your final draft and proofread. Continue researching.