P. 1
Brainstorming Workshop 09

Brainstorming Workshop 09

|Views: 2|Likes:
Published by arielteacher

More info:

Published by: arielteacher on Sep 05, 2013
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial


Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PPS, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less





Brainstorming Techniques

Presented by the Writing Center

 Emphasize that there is no correct way to gather ideas.This workshop will:  Provide hints and strategies to help generate ideas for essays  Discuss three different brainstorming techniques and how to apply them. .

. • Finally.Keep these three ideas in mind: • The subject chosen must be appropriate for the intended audience. • The topic must be narrowed or expanded depending on the size of the writing assignment. the subject should be based on prior knowledge or a topic that can researched.

Heuristics-Generating ideas through questioning Think about the following concerning the essay topic:  Who?  What?  When?  Where?  Why? These questions should “jog” the brain into thinking of ideas to write about. . They can also be used to determine which ideas need to be developed more and how to organize the paper effectively.

disted.camosun.htm .bc.Clustering  Type of word / idea association  Provides a “picture” of how ideas will be developed  Clustering involves branching ideas from the central word which should represent the essay topic http://rbigausk.ca/2Findingideas2.

After Clustering… • Adapt.is there a better explanation or example that can be used? . combined or broken down? • Magnify.what ideas can be focused on for more clarity? • Substitute.how can this information be used to meet overall goal? • Rearrange.what information can be removed.

Free-writing • Free-writing – writing non stop for a certain period of time • Start writing about anything that comes to mind pertaining to the essay topic • Do not worry about grammar or punctuation This technique is effective in improving confidence when writing because the main concern is not to produce a perfect draft but rather to generate ideas. .

htm “Graphic Organizers”. 2005. 2005.Brainstorming Handouts • • • • Generating Ideas for Writing A Writer’s Self-Help Worksheet Writing Process Checklist A General Mode Based Heuristic Works Cited Lamb. Online. EnchantedLearning. http://www. 2006.com.enchantedlearning. 2006. Online.com/graphicorganizers/tree/ . Eduscapes.com/tap/topic73. “Learning Resources: Graphic Organizers”.com. January 2. Annette. http://eduscapes. January 2.

You're Reading a Free Preview

/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->