COM 120 Week 2 CheckPoint: Brainstorming Techniques
CheckPoint: Brainstorming Techniques
In traditional brainstorming, individuals or groups of people compile ideas on a topic but do not evaluate or organize the ideas presented. In contrast, mind-mapping (also called concept mapping) visually places the thoughts into categories.
• Resources: Appendix B and Ch. 15 (pp. 252–268) and Ch. 16 (pp. 269-282) in The Bedford Guide for College Writers.
• Due Date: Day 3 [Individual] forum
• Use either the circular or linear map template to organize your ideas for the selected topic for your Persuasive Essay.
• Post your map (submitted as an attachment) and your response to these questions: How can you narrow your topic to a single spoke or to a sub-header of a spoke on the map? How does this type of prewriting activity prepare you for outlining?