Organizing Information – ipl A+ Research & Writing

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Organizing Information

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Taking notes
Organizing by cubing, mapping and more

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Taking notes

The Essay – Working Bibliography (U Victoria)
Research and notetaking strategy.


Create-a-Paper Template (Rio Salado College)
Interactive guide to organizing and drafting a standard 5 paragraph essay.

Hierarchical Outline (U Victoria)
A nicely done, illustrated example of constructing an outline.
The Essay – The Body Of The Essay (U Victoria)
A visual map for organizing the body of your essay.
Developing an Outline (Purdue U)
Sample Outline (Purdue U)
A detailed sample of an outline for a term paper.

Organizing information by cubing, mapping and more

Tables (U Victoria)
A nicely done, illustrated example of organizing information in tables.

Sequential Diagram (U Victoria)
A nicely done, illustrated example of organizing information with sequential diagrams.

List Structures (U Victoria)
A nicely done, illustrated example of how to organize using list structures.

Concept Mapping (U Victoria)
A nicely done, illustrated example of concept mapping.
The Essay – Methods Of Organization (U Victoria)
Organizing in chronological order, by classification, cause and effect, and others.
Clustering Ideas (U Richmond)
“Clustering is a type of prewriting that allows you to explore many ideas as soon as they occur to you. Like brainstorming or free associating, clustering allows you to begin without clear ideas.”
Exploring Ideas Through “Cubing” (U Richmond)
“Cubing is a writing exercise used as a prewriting technique. Cubing allows a writer to explore various aspects of a topic, forcing a writer to think and re-think a topic.”
Glossing (U Richmond)
“Glossing is a method that can be used by writers to assist them in forming the concept of their papers. It names the main idea shared by a group of sentences in a paragraph and allows the writer to see if this idea is related and supports the concept of his paper.”
Prewriting Strategies (Kansas U).
Beyond the outline: Five techniques for starting the writing process.

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