Students often embark on writing assignments without enough background knowledge to produce more than a cursory summary of basic information. The four Cs are an easy-to-remember strategy for the thinking phase of writing. They are to collect sources, comprehend arguments and points of view, critically think, and craft a response.
Teaching Independent Minds: A Landmark School Teaching Guide
(out of print)
by Patricia W. Newhall © 2008
See the attached resource for more description of each part of the thinking phase.