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- 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.
- 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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