How do writers effectively develop and organize their ideas?
Eagleton, Maya B., and Elizabeth Dobler. Reading the Web: Strategies for Internet Inquiry. New York: Guilford, 2007. Print.
(Reprinted with permission of the Guilford Press)
Pre-writing strategies for narrowing your topic and writing a strong thesis statement:
1) Brainstorm by answering these questions:
What do you want to know? What are your interests? What do you wonder about those topics?
What do you want your essay to accomplish? How well does this topic fit the assignment? Why does this matter? Why do you believe what you do about the topic?
What are the different facets to this topic? Who are the parties involved?
2) Brainstorm some more. . .
I wonder if...
Is it possible...
What would happen if...
What does the future hold for...
attributed to Amy Bland
Identify KEYWORDS from your RESEARCH QUESTION
Keywords will help you search for information
Tips for finding Keywords: