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What are the two ways to generate ideas for an essay?

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John Smith

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Answered Sep 08, 2016

Answers will vary slightly. possible answers: brainstorming is a two step process. first, the writer lists all of the ideas that come to mind regarding his/her topic. In this process, all ideas are equally important; the goal is to list as many as possible. The second step involves going back over the list and crosses off some items, links items that are closely related, and may even order items of importance. Freewriting is when a writer just sits down and starts putting ideas into writing. the writer does not worry so much about the proper mechanics of writing or if the writing is right or wrong. This exercise is intended to generate ideas and is often used to help writers suffering from writers block. Listing involves making a list of all the items related to your topic. listing is most effective when you have already narrowed your topic down (whereas brainstorming will help you if you are undecided about a main idea). Clustering is when a writer uses a whole sheet of paper to create a mind-map. the writer writes the general subject of the essay in the middle of the paper and then rapidly writes down all ideas that come to mind around that topic. the writer then can link items that are related and visually see if any patterns emerge.

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Janet Locane

Janet Locane

Janet Locane
Janet Locane

Replied on Oct 21, 2022

Thanks a lot!

Janet Locane

Janet Locane

Janet Locane
Janet Locane

Replied on Oct 21, 2022

I am very glad that there are such advices that make life easier for students. Indeed, in addition to studying the mass of information, it is necessary to complete many tasks in a short time. Thanks to BestEssay this worked for me. I was able to control how my work was being done and that gave me confidence. I wouldn't be able to write my dissertation if I did everything by myself.

Jeff Thorsen

Jeff Thorsen

Jeff Thorsen
Jeff Thorsen

Replied on Oct 21, 2022

Such tips are very helpful. I try to write and adhere to similar rules.

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