Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Reading Assignment

Throughout the reading assignment I learned a lot about how to use word lists as well as the different types of ways to develop ideas.  Starting with freewrites, which is simply to just write about the topic, and then moving too looping, which is a way to direct yourself back to freewriting.  Also, there is brainwriting which is pretty much just brainstorming.  Not only did the packet stress upon the aspects of freewriting, but also how concept maps work.  Concept maps are an exploration of ideas that wrap around a central concept.  After the fact of developing your concepts you then need to examine your results and refine your ideas and gatherings.  Finally, the packet focused on mind maps.  Mind maps give visual for to ideas.  They help in getting your creative juices flowing.  Most mind maps are done in simple pencil and pens, however, some mind maps are now done digitally.  After the mind maps have been constructed, the examination comes in.  This is the period in which you reflect upon your ideas and then you emerge your relationships between them to come to a more concrete central idea.

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