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The Writing Process: Write - continued

Mind maps provide a visual way to logically group the ideas you have generated.

    mind map

Complete an Outline

The next step of your writing process is to create an outline for your paragraph or multi-paragraph composition based on the ideas you have organized. It’s helpful to plan the order of how you want to present your content:

  • Sequentially - order by sequence or steps
  • Chronologically - order by time
  • Spatially - order through space
  • Logical order - general statements followed by causes or examples

Creating an outline for a paragraph and a multi-paragraph composition (essay) are slightly different because each has a different structure. Read on to learn about how to structure a paragraph and a multi-paragraph composition.


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