ASIP-VC-30 Paper Trail


A paper trail is another way to refer to a written record. When discussing work or planning a project with colleagues, it's helpful to have a written record of what was verbally discussed. Examples include: a project charter, a formal project plan and/or schedule such as a Gantt chart, or simply a follow-up email to the person with whom you were speaking.

Instruction: Click on each of the four question marks in the image to learn more about the benefits of keeping a paper trail.

References: Available in H5P metadata. 

Attribution: This activity is used in the Arts & Science Internship Program's open educational resource, "Ideation and Planning Skills for Employment Success", available through eCampusOntario's Open Library in Spring 2023.

This project is made possible with funding by the Government of Ontario and through eCampusOntario’s support of the Virtual Learning Strategy. To learn more about the Virtual Learning Strategy visit: