This skill-building session will focus on writing; a written final product is critical for all types of special education dispute resolution. We are among many other things professional writers. Hearing officers must write a decision; mediators and resolution session participants will likely need to draft a settlement agreement if the dispute is resolved; and state complaint investigators must write up the report of the investigation. In this interesting and interactive session, those in attendance will participate in the session and will learn about the common factors and the differences involved in writing up the various documents. Best practices will be explored. Implications for training will be considered. Participants will have a chance to practice some of these skills during the session under the guidance of Jim Gerl, the presenter.