Every powerful essay starts with an idea that grows and improves over time, and you are well on your way to discovering the power of your own writing! Writing Activity 2 has four sections to complete. You will complete them in a Microsoft Word document. These important activities will help you plan a sound essay. They will also help you identify what additional research is needed. By the end of week 5, you’ll have your plan in place and will be ready to draft your essay! Section 1 Outline Create an outline. The outline is the plan for what will be included in your essay. See your webtext for information on how to create a great outline.