Pre-Writing Strategies

Pre-writing is a way of organizing your thoughts and beginning to put the information you have on paper. It is best to do a pre-writing activity before you actually begin writing your paper or essay.
 
 
Basic Pre-writing Strategies
 
    1. You should use pre-writing to...

      • think more clearly
      • see a start to your paper
      • keep track of your ideas
      • practice expressing yourself in writing

 

    1. Develop paper in pre-writing strategies  

joltlist
Jolt list
brainstorm
Brainstorm
tutorial and instructional program
Free Writing

 

    1. Visualize/Organize Major Categories in pre-writing strategies

outline
Outline
mapping
Mapping
treediagram
Tree Diagram