People often say they don’t have the time to plan before they write. We say it's a big mistake ever to skip the planning stage.

If you don’t plan, the ideas in your document won’t flow logically and you'll waste a lot of time trying to put this right.

What's more, if you don't plan first, when you come to write you will be 'making it up as you go along'.

Making a plan allows you to concentrate on the 'how'. This makes writing so much easier.

We'll be looking at several techniques that will help you plan and organise your writing.