Answered By: Rachel Willard
Last Updated: May 02, 2017     Views: 645

Would you like a current or future assignment to be reviewed by the Writing Center?  If so please visit the Writing Center's Paper Review Website and make an appointment with us! To organize your ideas in your writing, the Writing Center suggests a few strategies:

 

Outline

Categorize

  • Look at the information that you have. Categorize the information according to your main points. If you don’t have any main points, group related ideas together to create main points.
  • Use a mindmap to help categorize your ideas visually. See Anne's blog post "Mapping Your Mind With Bubbl.us" for mindmapping tips. 

Order

  • Consider the order of your ideas:
    • Do they relate to one another?
    • Are they relevant to your main topic?
    • Does one cause another?

   

Remember, related ideas should be next to one another.

  • Discuss all related topics before moving on to the next.
  • Use transitions to connect your ideas.

 

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Further Questions?

Would you like a current or future assignment to be reviewed by the Writing Center?  If so please visit the Writing Center's Paper Review Website and make an appointment with us! 

Do you have other general writing questions? E-mail the Writing Center at writingsupport@waldenu.edu.

Other questions about your doctoral capstone or the Form & Style review? E-mail the Dissertation Editors at editor@waldenu.edu.

Want to peruse other writing resources? Go to the Writing Center’s homepage

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