This is a sheet that I give to my journalism students once they have been assigned a story. I consider it "step one" in the writing process, and is a good way to check for understanding before students begin the interviewing and drafting process. I often have my editors fill out the top section, as a way to get them to assume some responsibility. This sheet asks students to brainstorm possible sources and interview questions, which then must be checked before they can move on. Two sheets per page have been included, in order to cut down on photocopying.