Models from the Past
At the start of a research and writing process, review previous reports to get a sense of the scope of previous projects and the look of the final products. Make notes and digest what you are reviewing: “This interests me,” or conversely: “This is not my cup of tea.” You can then ask: “What is it that they have done?” (e.g., inserted real cases, not given enough references to solid research, used too much text without illustrations, etc.). Through this process you can begin to define your own direction. Self-Assessments
of your own past projects can also inform your direction-making and planning.
(See Phase A