In this strategy, a topic or idea is examined from six distinct viewpoints — hence the name. Describe the topic (what is it?), compare it (what is it like or unlike?), associate it (what does it make you think of?), analyze it (what constituent parts is it made of?), apply it (how can it be used?), and argue for and/or against it (how can you support or oppose it?). Cubing was developed as a critical-thinking exercise to help students express their thoughts in opinion essays, but it can be adapted for general nonfiction writing, though it is of limited value for fiction. A similar technique is to explore three perspectives: The first is to describe the topic and its features, its constituent parts, and its challenges, and to compare and contrast it with other topics. The second is to trace the history of the topic and the influences on it throughout that history, and the topic’s evolution. The third is to map the topic to similar contemporary topics as well as to its influences, and to topics that it influences. 2. Freewriting Write. You don’t know what to write? Then write that. Just write. Have a quantitative goal: 500 words, three pages, five minutes — it doesn’t matter. Just write. Do not pause in order to spell correctly or write flawlessly, and don’t go back to rewrite. Turn off your inner editor. Do not strive for coherence. Just write. Consider closing your eyes while you’re writing or typing, or turn the computer monitor off. Just write. 3. Listing If your intent is to write an essay or a review or profile, what do you want to communicate? If you wish to craft a story, which ideas and elements do you wish to convey? Jot down a list of phrases or single words you will return to later. For nonfiction, the list can consist of opinions, arguments, facts, questions, or components, or any combination of the above. For fiction, list people, places, and things, values and qualities, goals and obstacles. Don’t outline at this
Through maturity, the fraction of sleep time consumed in slow-wave sleep drops predominantly among men. Furthermore, sleep turns out to be more split. For instance, a report with 2,685 participants who were aged between thirty seven to ninety two years discovered that the standard figure of arousals- alterations to lighter sleep and awakenings- increased from sixteen per hour of sleep for 30-54 year-olds to twenty per hour of sleep for 61-70 year-olds.
These age-linked tendencies are perceived….
My definition of a hero:
To me, a hero is someone who can show courage when faced with a problem, Who Is able to help another in various ways, someone who is there to help others and gives them strength to go on through life’s difficulties. A hero could be someone who would give up his or her life so another could live. A hero does not always have to show courage, he can be afraid, but can still be a hero through his other actions. A hero could also be someone who has achieved something….
Today, I will take apart a prompt from the Issue task. That is I’ll brainstorm, coming up with pros and cons and specific examples to back up each side.
I’ve taken an example from the ETS website. If you don’t know already, their offers hundreds of sample essay prompts. Now if you’re not convinced and think, “Hey, I already have a book with sample essay prompts,” then consider this: test day the prompt you get will be one of the prompts on this site. It may very well be the following prompt:….
Brainstorming is used to quickly create a variety of ideas and thoughts pertaining to a
particular subject. Students can choose methods of brainstorming that are categorized as
structured, unstructured, or silent. Structured brainstorming occurs when the team leader
encourages one team member at a time to reveal their concepts. This is the most limiting
technique and eliminates active communication among the group. An unstructured atmosphere
allows team members to disclose….
Brainstorming is a technique to help groups generate proposals for alternative courses of action. It was not intended as a method for carrying out the entire decision-making process. Osborn (1957) proposed the idea of brainstorming. He believed it was a way to help people make more creative proposals than they otherwise could have.
As you recall, we distinguished in Chapter 2 between theorists who are wholists and those who are reductionists. Wholists believe that people perform….
Getting Ideas Before You Write
What is brainstorming
“The best way how to have a good
idea is to have many ideas”
means of generating ideas.
can be used to identify alternatives, obtain a
complete list of items and to solve problems.
HOW DOES IT WORK
in a group of people
free associations to the topic given
relaxed and friendly atmosphere
deferred judgements – release the
WHY DO WE NEED IT?
It’s the best way to collect….
List two objects, people, subjects, or concepts you are going to compare and/or contrast. |
Online classroom setting and classroom setting
| |What are the similarities between the two objects, people, subjects, or concepts? List as many similarities as you can. |
Instructor, classmates, books, assignments, test, questions that the instructor asks and attend only 4 days out the week | |What are the differences between the two objects, people, subjects, or concepts? List as many differences as….
Associate Program Material
Selecting a Topic and Brainstorming Worksheet
Complete the following and post as an attachment.
|What two objects, people, subjects, or concepts are you going to | |
|compare and/or contrast? |Home school vs. Public School |
Generating many radical and useful ideas.
Brainstorming is a useful and popular tool that you can use to develop highly creative solutions to a problem.
It is particularly useful when you want to break out of stale, established patterns of thinking, so that you can develop new ways of looking at things. This can be when you need to develop new opportunities; where you want to improve the service that you offer or when existing approaches just aren’t giving you the results you want….
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Brainstorming and Planning
Complete the questions below to help you begin brainstorming and planning for your argument. Each question is designed to help you think about a different aspect of the planning of your argument. Be sure to answer each question as completely as possible, both because you will be handing in….